Sears Island

Liberty, Maine 4949

Sears Island

Sears Island Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Sears Island has been used by humans for centuries, and in the last century all kinds of development schemes threatened the island. But today most of it is protected by a conservation easement.

The hike goes through the protected lands along mostly flat trails. You have opportunities to see and hike through a large number of habitat types. The hike can be altered to take in some of the numerous unmarked trails that criss-cross the island or a walk along the rocky shore."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"The causeway is a favorite site for local birders. There are numerous places along the causeway to pull off the road and park while you scan the cove. In winter, birders frequent the causeway that separates Sears Island from the mainland. If it’s uncomfortably cold, you can watch wintering waterfowl from the warmth of a parked, heated vehicle. At high tide, especially, you can get close-up views of Pie-billed and Horned Grebe, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, American Black Duck, Common Loon, and occasionally Barrow’s Goldeneye. Bald Eagle frequent the island and are often seen near the causeway. The island itself is a mix of wetlands, fields, edge habitat, and upland forests, mostly fir and spruce."

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Trail Information

Liberty
Nearby City
4.3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2-3 hours
Duration
May–Oct
Season

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