Pond, Great Spruce Head, and Butter Islands

Orland, Maine 04472

Pond, Great Spruce Head, and Butter Islands

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"This Penobscot Bay archipelago, set apart from towns or other islands, abounds with highlights, including migratory birds in spring and fall and a hike with the best view around."

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Trail Information

Orland
Nearby City
10-15 nautical miles
Distance
10.39-foot mean tidal range at Fort Point. Ideally, launch on a falling tide and return on a rising tide.
Tidal Information
There are some wide-open stretches of water here with plenty of fetch to the south. Tidal current speeds up enough to make tidal planning worthwhile, keeping in mind that an ebbing tide will often enough oppose the prevailing southwest winds, producing a chop.
Hazards/Cautions
Year-round
Season
NOAA charts #13302, #13305, and #13309; Maptech #74: Penobscot Bay; Waterproof Chart #104
Local Maps