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Directions and Trail Descriptions


Head East out of Bucksport on Hwy 3/Hwy 1. Take Rte. 15 south. Turn right off of 15 onto 199 toward Penobscot. At Penobscot, turn left at the T and head south on 175. At the Gulf Station, turn right on Frank Flats Rd. After crossing the bridge, turn right at the T on 176. From here either continue straight on Coastal Rd. or cut across on Varnumville Rd. After you pass the Brooksville Town house, turn right off of Coastal Rd. on  to Cape Rosier Rd. Most of the park is accessed from Back Rd. which will be on the right and marked with a Holbrook sign.


Head West out of Ellsworth on Hwy 3/Hwy 1. After crossing the river turn left to head south on 172. Head straight through the towns of Surry and Blue Hill. In Blue Hill, 172 becomes 15. 15 will come to a T, here you will turn right on 175/Bagaduce Rd. Before the Gulf Station, turn left on Frank Flats Rd. After crossing the bridge, turn right at the T on 176. From here either continue straight on Coastal Rd. or cut across on Varnumville Rd. After you pass the Brooksville Town house, turn right off of Coastal Rd. on to Cape Rosier Rd. Most of the park is accessed from Back Rd. which will be on the right and marked with a Holbrook sign.

Trails of Holbrook Island Sanctuary

Aaron Trail – Moderately strenuous hike through deciduous and mossy coniferous forests and old homestead fields to Fresh Pond. (0.8 miles)

Backshore Trail – Easy walk through old estate fields to shore. Ruins of old estate on left and shore on the right side of the fork. (0.7 miles)

Bakeman Farm Trail – Short walk through an old farm field. (0.3 miles)

Beaver Flowage Trail – Easy walk around a beaver-created wetland. (0.6 miles)

Fresh Pond Trail – Easy walk around large beaver pond with many active beaver lodges and nesting wood ducks. Great fall foliage and blooming water lilies. (1.4 miles)
Fresh Pond Interpretive Trail Guide

Goose Falls Trail – Easy to moderate walk along shoreline between the dock area and Goose falls. Views of Holbrook Island and Goose Falls, a reversing tidal waterfall. (0.4 miles)

Iceworks Trail – Moderate walk through mixed woodlands and across a small stream to Fresh Pond. (1 mile)

Mountain Loop Trail – Easy to moderate loop around Backwoods Mountain through both deciduous and spruce-fir forests. Good area for birds and other forest wildlife. (1.7 miles)

Summit Trail – Short, steep hike up wooded mountain through rugged rocks to the top of Backwoods Mountain. A few views of surrounding hills and bays from top. (0.6 miles)