Posted on October 29, 2017 and last updated on November 29, 2017

Tidebrook, Freeport

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • 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. I do not know whether that means that after Nov. 1, you also can’t walk here? Or does it mean you can walk here until Dec. 21, but just can’t park in the lot. I am not sure! 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.

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.

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