Posted on October 22, 2021 and last updated on October 22, 2021

Richard Carver Harbor Park, Owls Head


  • Preserve Size: Not sure, small!
  • Trail Mileage: 0.4 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Owls Head Harbor, Monroe Island

This may just be a sweet “pocket park” (which are, really, the best as they provide little oases among villages and developments), but it is also the site of the town’s only public pier, according to a volunteer caretaker mowing the grass the day we visited.

From the fairly large parking area, you can follow a short wheelchair-accessible path to the accessible aluminum pier and small pebbly beach. The pier is fun to walk down — the harbor is filled with lobster boats. Walk the length of the small beach, and you can turn in to head back to your car along the mown paths, passing a small pond and whispery reeds.

Directions: Coming from the north or south on Shore Drive, turn onto Main Street for 0.2 miles before turning left onto Lighthouse Road. The park will be on your right in 0.1 mile.


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