Harpswell Cliff Trails Harpswell

Harpswell, Maine 04079

Harpswell Cliff Trails Harpswell

Harpswell Cliff Trails (Harpswell) Professional Review and Guide

"This is a peaceful walk with wonderful views. It has some up and down sections, a few small bridge crossings, as well as dense woods and lots of waterways.

Several wild turkeys were spotted and subsequently chased on these trails, so please be alert for this possibility. The trails seem well worn, but I have yet to meet anyone else out here. There is an area with Fairy Cabins, which I will allow you to read about on your own at the trailhead."

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"The Cliff Trail follows Strawberry Creek—a narrow tidal inlet—to a small waterfall at its head, then passes the salt marsh at the head of Henry Creek before crossing a rocky ridge to the shore of Long Reach. The trail climbs along Long Reach to the top of 150-foot-high cliffs with fine views. Beyond the cliffs the trail descends through woods filled with fairy houses to the trailhead.

Behind the Harpswell Town Hall, the Cliff Trail follows
Strawberry Creek north to a small waterfall at its head. The
creek—really a narrow tidal inlet—winds through a salt marsh hemmed in by dark evergreens. The trail continues through hardwoods to the salt marsh at the head of Henry Creek. Past the marsh, the trail climbs a rocky ridge of weathered sedimentary rock rusty with age."

"This scenic loop hike features lovely cliff-top views over tidal Long Reach and a fairy house village. Cliff Trail is located on 205 acres of Harpswell town property assembled in
three purchases between 1978 and 2002 and bounded by Strawberry Creek, Henry’s Marsh, Long Reach, and Mountain Road.

Though originally intended for affordable housing, municipal buildings, recreation, and conservation, the land’s ridges, cliffs, streams, and wetlands made the property unsuitable
for development. While the portion of land fronting on Mountain Road was eventually developed, the remaining acreage was preserved for low-impact recreation and wildlife habitat."

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Trail Information

Harpswell
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Skiing
Additional Use

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Nov 2018