QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 770 acres
- Trail Mileage: +5 miles of walking, on beaches and in the woods behind
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: woods, marshes, long, white beaches, Griffin Head, piping plovers
Reid State Park is gorgeous, hence its popularity, with miles of trails along woods, marshes, and long, white beaches (Mile Beach and a Half Mile Beach). The park has a high headland, Griffin Head, where you can see far up the coast and out to sea. There are many private picnic tables tucked into small seaside clearings. Visitors must pay an entrance fee since it’s a state park.
Behind the two beautiful beaches with their crashing surf and high boulders (and most of the park’s visitors) are some great walking paths — much of them easy, level, and wide. Here you will get away from the crowds. The back North Boundary loop has been designated a ski loop, and is groomed by snowmobiles. It is an easy 2.2-mile loop that loops up to and around the northern shore of a small pond.
The 2-mile Little River Trail is rougher than the other paths, which are mainly old woods roads. It is rooty, rocky and has a fews small ups and downs. The views of the wetland from its ridge, though, are lovely. You can do a 3.5-mile loop if you take Little River Trail to Todd’s Point and Half-Mile beach and walk back along the access road. You will find the trailhead to Little River Trail at the back end of the parking lot for Half-Mile Beach. Walk beyond the group picnic site, and you’ll see the trail to the right. (There’s also a little path here that goes to a beautiful, private picnic table with views of the marsh.)
In the winter, the 1-mile access road to Todd’s Point is not plowed. People park at the closed gate, which will be to your right after you drive through the park entrance booth. You’ll find the first trail head to the network of paths on your right.
Dogs are allowed off season (Oct.1-March 31), but must be on leash.
Directions: Travel 13 miles down Route 127 from the junction with Route 1 in Woolwich. Then take a right on Seguinland Road in Georgetown.
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