Posted on November 17, 2017 and last updated on December 10, 2019

Thorpe Preserve, Boothbay


  • Preserve Size: not sure, very small!
  • Trail Mileage: .2 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: Public boat ramp, Townsend Gut, Southport Bridge, Boothbay Harbor

This is a tiny but pleasant preserve, with about 10 to 15 minutes of walking. But you might want to spend a bit of time on the lovely protected beach, which is on the other side of McKown Point Road from the parking area/trailhead. It’s about .1 miles from the parking area. From the parking lot, you can also climb .1 mile to a little bench with views.

Directions: From Boothbay Harbor, continue southwest on Route 27 about 1.5 miles. Turn left on McKown Point Rd. (follow signs to Coast Guard Station, Blake’s Boatyard and Aquarium.) Turn right in 0.2 miles (sign pointing to Public Boat Ramp.)


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