Glidden Point Preserve (formerly Salt Bay Preserve)

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Trail update: The walking trail is closed until further notice due to storm and tide damage to the bog bridging that crosses the salt marsh. Read more here.

Managing organizations: Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust


Glidden Point Preserve skirts the northern and eastern shore of Glidden Point, which was bisected by Route 1 in the 1960’s. The 1.5 mile trail begins with boardwalks across a salt marsh and follows the shoreline of the Great Salt Bay before crossing under Route 1 through an old sheep tunnel. A spur to the shore allows access to one of Maine’s most important archaeological sites – the great and ancient Indian shell heaps of Glidden Point.

Directions to Trailhead:

The trailhead is located on the Mills Road (Rt. 215) in Newcastle, along the shore of the Great Salt Bay, just opposite Lincoln County Publishing.

map of Glidden Point Preserve showing closure