Posted on October 29, 2017 and last updated on September 03, 2018

Tidebrook, Freeport


  • Preserve Size: 44 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.3 miles in network
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: fields, old forest, Harraseeket River

This is a rather evocative place, both for its pleasant beauty, but also because it seems at times as if you are crossing someone’s yard. While you feel as if you must be violating someone’s privacy, do not worry! The official trail map shows that it is okay to walk where the trail arrows tell you to go (just don’t bring your dogs). The important thing to note here is that there is no parking in the small lot between April 15 and Nov. 1, and there is no walking on the land in the winter. There are several looping trails marked with colored arrows, and several view points. The green trail makes a small loop in an old-growth forest.

I often see posts on social media of people swimming off the rocks here.

For more information, go to the Freeport Conservation Trust’s page.

Directions: From Route 1 by the Freeport Public Safety Building, turn east onto West Street. West Street becomes Torrey Hill Range Road, which runs over a steep hill, and then becomes Bartol Island Road after it crosses Lower Mast Landing Road. Follow Bartol Island Road, continuing for 0.25 mile after the pavement ends. Park on the left before some tall cedars.


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