Posted on March 31, 2014 and last updated on August 25, 2019

Penny Lake Preserve, Boothbay


  • Preserve Size: 54 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.5 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: field, woods, freshwater wetland

Behind the bustle of the grocery stores and other shops on Route 27 is this 54-acre Boothbay Region Land Trust preserve, which has a handicap-accessible trail. The preserve protects a freshwater wetland and also contains woods and an open field (a nice spot for picnics). Absolutely lovely place for a not-too-long and not-too-difficult walk.

Directions: From the traffic light at the junction of Route 27 and Route 96 go north just 0.1 of a mile. Turn left between the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Flagship Inn and proceed down past the Carousel Theater to the BRLT parking area.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!