Just 10 minutes from Portland and home of the Mackworth Island Community Village (for the fairies), this is a great destination for families or for anyone looking for relaxing seaside hike.
The loop around the island is easy to follow. Small side trails may add a little bit of extra distance.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The 1.25 loop trail around the island is well-maintained and relatively flat the entire loop.
Time To Complete
While the loop is fairly short, there are plenty of small side trails that provide access to the water. You may also find yourself contributing to the community village.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
For hiking, the trail is best used during the warmer months. The trail is adapted for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing once the snow starts to fall.
On Leash Only
Suggested donations: $2 for Maine residents. $3 for out-of-state visitors. $1 for children 5-11 and seniors.