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.