Coastal Mountains Land Trust: Head of Tides Preserve
Head of Tides Preserve
The Head of Tide Preserve’s trail, built in 2011, offers prime access to the Preserve’s 2,460 feet of highly scenic river frontage. The fields and forests of this easily accessible Preserve make it a great place for family nature explorations in all seasons. Easy, though depending on the season, patches can be muddy. Slight drop to river at the end of trail.The trailhead kiosk was built by Boy Scout Tommy Schleicer for his Eagle Scout project.
DIRECTIONS FROM ROUTE ONE
Heading south into Belfast, take first exit after the bridge towards Route 7/137. Turn left onto High Street and left again immediately after the convenience store. Turn right onto Route 7/137. Follow approximately .75 mi. The Preserve parking area is on Doak Road, immediately after Doak’s Machine Shop.
Heading north, take Route 7/137 exit (first exit after Reny’s Plaza). At stop sign, turn left onto Waldo Avenue. Follow for approximately 1 mile. Turn right onto Doak Road. Follow approximately .75 mi. The Preserve parking area is on Doak Road, immediately after Doak’s Machine Shop.
Longer days and bird song, snowmelt in running streams, warmer temperatures and
Eau de Skunk put an itch in the feet to get back out on the trail!
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