East Point Sanctuary Trail

Saco, Maine 04072

East Point Sanctuary Trail

East Point Sanctuary Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Although this Audubon Sanctuary is relatively small at a mere 30 acres, the views it offers are big and sweeping. The trail passes by rocky cliffs and pebble beaches as it wraps around the tip of East Point at the very tip of Biddeford Pool. Along the way you will be serenaded by the sounds of waves crashing and birds calling.

The wide path is easily navigated by young children who are sure to be awed by the sights and sounds along the way. And what would a hike along Maine’s coast be without a lighthouse? On the northern side of the trail, you will have unobstructed views of Wood Island Lighthouse, which has a fascinating history and is even said to be haunted."

East Point Sanctuary Trail Reviews

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4/9/2016
Wow. THE TRAIL IS BACK!!!! I've been going here for years in winter, just to see Mt. Washington on clear days. The views of Saco Bay are awesome, and the rocky shore is as good as any in Maine. But in recent years the trail had become essentially impassable. It was grown over with huge thorn bushes, poison sumac, poison ivy, brambles, etc. You could not walk all the way to the end, and people have obviously created several herd paths throughout the property. But Audubon has slowly been clearing the trail all winter, and it is now a showpiece! It loops all the way to the end before the mouth of The Gut, and meanders bcd toward the Chapel without going over the neighboring houses' property. Thank you Audubon for investing so much in this treasure! You had neglected the East Point Trail for so long, I thought it was lost forever.
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11/12/2012
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6/17/2012
Overgrown near the end and definitely a lot of poison ivy. Easy trail with lovely views of ahistorical lighthouse and good ocean breezes.
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Trail Information

Saco
Nearby City
0.8
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
45 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Maine Audubon Society
Local Contacts
USGS Biddeford Pool
Local Maps

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Jul 2018