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Cross Cushing Nature Preserve

The Cross Cushing Preserve is a beautiful midcoast forest with a lush, mossy understory, towering coastal spruce, pine canopy, and rolling mists drifting through the trees. Early morning and afternoon sunbeams frequently create god rays making the short journey spanning the Cushing Peninsula an enchanting one.

The property is mostly woodland on either side of Pleasant Point Road, with typical shoreland habitat on the riverfront portion of land.

From the trailhead, it is uphill and seasonally muddy to the main loop. In both directions, there are some short but steep inclines. The trail is single-track and has multiple large roots and rocks to step over. 


No overnight camping is allowed. Hunting is permitted with prior permission. 

There is a small parking lot on the west side of Pleasant Point Road, about 2.9 miles south of the intersection with River Road.

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