Mackworth Island Hiking Trail is a hiking trail in Cumberland County, Maine. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 28 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 415 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking, restrooms, and a bicycle parking.
Mackworth Island Hiking Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This easy trail circumnavigates the island with far-reaching views
of the islands and lighthouses of Casco Bay and Portland Harbor."
--Carey Michael Kish, AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"A short, easy loop trail circles the scenic island, famous for its fairy village where you, too, can create a fairy house from found natural objects. As soon as you set foot on 100-acre Mackworth Island, it’s easy to see why the trailhead parking lot is often full. Its close proximity to Portland offers visitors quick and easy access to the splendid natural world. But it’s something more than that: from its unique blend of human and natural history to its famous fairy village, this place is magical. Plan to visit on a weekday or during non-peak hours, early in the morning or late in the day, as parking is very limited."
--Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair, Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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