Posted on April 23, 2018 and last updated on April 23, 2018

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Cutts Island, Kittery


  • Preserve Size: part of a 9,125-acre refuge
  • Trail Mileage: 1.8 miles
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: wetlands, Chauncey Creek, Brave Boat Harbor

This is a cool place to walk, along a narrow piece of forested land with views of wetlands on either side. When you reach the end of the point, you can look out over the vast expanse of land and wetlands protected in this national wildlife refuge. It looks like kayaking or canoeing could be pretty marvelous and quiet here, along Chauncey Creek and into Brave Boat Harbor.

Directions: The trailhead and kiosk for this walk are at the intersection of Chauncey Creek Road and Cutts Island Lane, right before the start of Seapoint Road.


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