The Pleasant Point Nature Preserve is a hidden gem at the southern tip of our watershed. It boasts closely packed balsam fir, exposed ledge flush with lichen, and a wetland boardwalk in a forest of mossy knolls.
The trail is generally narrow with some roots and rocks that require stepping up. There are a few short rock ledges further into the preserve.
From Route 1 in Thomaston, head south on Route 97 toward Cushing. Travel for 6.8 miles and turn left onto Salt Pond Road. (Ignore the first sign for Stone's Point Road. It is a loop that intersects with Pleasant Point Road twice. You will want the lower intersection.) Parking is available in a small, grassy area on the left on Stone's Point Road after the first hill. You will the kiosk beyond some bollards.