Little Thrumcap Island

Length: 250 ft.


  • easy

Permitted Use:

Essential Roseate tern habitat and part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Little Thrumcap is a traditional day trip destination with a great beach and wide ocean views. Please observe seasonal closures for nesting birds.

Managing organizations: Owned by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, with support from Coastal Rivers

Trail Description:

A short trail crosses from the beach to the south side of the island. Most of the island is brushy with few trees, offering panoramic views of the mouth of the Damariscotta River to the west, Johns Bay to the north and east, and the open ocean to the south.

Directions to Trailhead:

A small sandy beach on the north side of the island offers a prime sheltered landing spot for paddlecraft or a skiff. Keep an eye on the tides!

Preserve Guidelines:

Please click here for guidelines to this preserve.