Ash Point Preserve
Town: Owls Head
Miles of trail: 1.3
Activities: Hiking, birding
This 34-acre preserve in Owls Head is a coastal spruce forest, and has an amazing 2,140-foot granite shoreline with spectacular views of on Penobscot Bay and Ash Island.
The property was originally protected in 1986 through a conservation easement, but the landowner decided to donate the property to the Land Trust in 2017 to provide public access to the shore.
Students at Outward Bound helped to rejuvenate the trail, clear invasive species, and cut and clear downed trees. The preserve is truly a community gem.
The Ash Point Preserve is open to the public for day-use only; no hunting or overnight camping is allowed. There is a 1.3-mile loop and bisect trail.
Directions to the Property
From Rockland, drive south on Rte. 73, turn left onto North Shore Drive, turn right onto Ash Point Drive. Go about 2.5 miles and look for the parking lot on the left (see map). If the lot is full, please carefully park along the road shoulder.