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. Pets aren’t allowed on the beach between April 1 and September 30. Visitors must pay an entrance fee since it’s a state park.
Behind the two beautiful white 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. Not that the walk along the Mile Beach and across the parking lot to Half-Mile Beach isn’t out of this world — it truly is, one of Maine’s best spots!
The back North Boundary loop has been designated a ski loop, so walkers and snowshoers should avoid the tracks after a good snowfall! It is an easy 2.2-mile loop that loops up to and around the northern shore of a small pond. Additionally, you can take Little River Trail to Todd’s Point and Half-Mile beach and walk back along the access road, a roughly 3.5-mile loop.
The North Boundary Loop is groomed with snowmobiles in the winter. The 1.5-mile Little River Trail is not groomed. But it is very pretty, with views from a high ridge across the marsh.
In the winter, the 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 trail head on your right. It is about 1.25 miles from the gate to Half-Mile Beach.
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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