Posted on June 20, 2017 and last updated on August 05, 2017

Taft Point, Gouldsboro


  • Preserve Size: 68 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~ 1.5 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: stony beach, old spring and well

If you don’t have time to do both loops at this 68-acre preserve, I’d do the Jones Cove trail. It is a touch steep walking down the trail to the shore, but the rocky beach is really beautiful, with views of the Acadia mountains. On the Flanders Bay side, you will walk by both a spring and a well. This pretty place is preserved by Frenchman Bay Conservancy. The trail system is about 1.5 miles.

Directions: From the North or the South on US coastal Rte 1, turn on to Maine Route 186 to Gouldsboro at the (brown) Acadia National Park / Schoodic Section entrance sign.  Turn right onto Taft Point Road at 1.1 miles.  Go .4 mile and turn right when the road splits.


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