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Holbrook Island Sanctuary

#1 of 7 things to do in Brooksville Features Animals
Brooksville, ME 04617
+1 207-326-4012
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Great Maine State Park with trails, ocean, woods, wildlife and history

We spent a few hours in November riding around, hiking and a visit to the beach. Well maintained... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Lancaster, New Hampshire
a lovely respite

nice walk, surrounded by sea breeze and amazing old oaks... birds and wild apple trees everywhere... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Cyndi M
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Brooksville, ME 04617
+1 207-326-4012
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We spent a few hours in November riding around, hiking and a visit to the beach. Well maintained trails and a nice picnic area at the Holbrook Island Sanctuary headquarters with quite a few picnic tables and grills. Check out the trail to the old...More

1  Thank WilsonP
Reviewed 22 September 2016

nice walk, surrounded by sea breeze and amazing old oaks... birds and wild apple trees everywhere, and the best outhouse ever.

Thank Cyndi M
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed exploring this unique waterside sanctuary. Walked to the ruins and wondered about their history. Ended up waterside and had a great view of Holbrook Island, Penobscot bay, and the Town of Castine. Very peaceful and serene experience.

Thank tom m
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a small 1000 acre park. That said, it has plenty of variety. Hike a very small "mountain" or go around the Aaron Pond. Each takes only about an hour or two.

Thank Bensage
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is a lovely place for a walk in the woods to pass fragrant spruce and vibrant soft patches of moss.

Thank MadameLPS
Reviewed 1 July 2016

On a corner of Cape Rosier at the end of the Penobscot Peninsula is the Holbrook Island Sanctuary. Its very simple with nicely laid out, marked and maintained trails but, in the humidity lots of bugs. There was an old estate at one corner with...More

Thank JMLVermont
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Is a peaceful place to hike and watch nature. See Deer, all sorts of Birds and Fantastic forest sights.

Thank Elwood C
Reviewed 24 March 2016

With 1,200+ acres, there are plenty of paths thru beaver flow ages and along shores to enjoy. Most trails are what I consider easy-moderate. Keep in mind that aside from cleaning up large trees that have fallen, marking trails and installing footbridges on particularly wet...More

1  Thank Jo A
Reviewed 18 September 2015

A hidden gem of a park - beautiful trails to explore on Cape Rosier and on the actual island if you have transportation. Lots of great trails - and very little traffic

1  Thank Lizkayaker
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Beautiful trails. Great little beach with picnic tables. Very well kept up. Remote, peaceful and a nice place to visit if you are close by.

1  Thank tooilingabout
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