Posted on December 29, 2013 and last updated on August 15, 2017

Stover’s Point Preserve, Harpswell

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 4 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.4 mile one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: beach, small salt marsh

Sigh. That’s what I did when I discovered this spot, which is managed by the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Here at the tip of Harpswell Neck is a four-acre preserve with a gravelly sand beach, a rushing stream and a salt marsh. Popular with sea birds (and on the day I went, a flock of Canada geese) and views in every direction, this seems like a good place to have lunch, and a swim in season, after exploring some of Harpswell’s other trails.

Directions: From the intersection of Harpswell Neck Road (Route 123) and Mountain Road, drive south on Harpswell Neck Road drive south on Harpswell Neck Road 5.7 miles. Soon after passing the old West Harpswell School, turn left on Stover’s Cove Road. Take your first right on Stover’s Point Road. Veer left. At the sign for Windsor Road, stay straight, don’t turn right here. Follow the road as it curves to the right then take a left on a gravel road. You can park on the side of the road or at the end of the road. Some people drive out onto the sand bar, but that seems like it could do some damage.

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