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Mackworth Island

Falmouth, ME
+1 207-688-4712
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Iconic Maine Coastal walk minutes from Portland

Mackworth is a great place to walk and enjoy the coast and views. A roughly one mile walking trail... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
barry529
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Falmouth, Maine
Mackworth Island Falmouth Maine

Beautiful serene nature trail around the perimeter of this lovely island Walk entails lush woody... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Shobha S
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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A scenic walking path around the hundred-acre island affords visitors a sweeping view of Casco Bay.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fairy houses” (25 reviews)
“an easy walk” (8 reviews)
“parking lot” (9 reviews)
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Falmouth, ME
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+1 207-688-4712
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mackworth is a great place to walk and enjoy the coast and views. A roughly one mile walking trail follows the circumference of the island with waves crashing and several Maine rock beaches. We go there often to walk our dog. Leashes required. Take the...More

Thank barry529
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful serene nature trail around the perimeter of this lovely island Walk entails lush woody feel on one side& water front on other side Just around 1.5miles walk ideal for all ages & pets Gorgeous view of Casco bay while seated at strategically placed benches...More

Thank Shobha S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place I would go again. An easy 1 hour hike around a beautiful scenic Island. Not far at all from Portland. There is limited parking so get there early or wait for a space. A visit is about one and a half to...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Mackworth - a simple trail around an island inhabited by Baxter School for the Deaf and nobody else. Great mile with beautiful views. Parking lot is small can get full, but that keeps the trails uncrowded. Good for all ages.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Great walks, ocean views, and fairy houses! Walk is short (<1mi.) but excellent with small children. Con: parking is difficult.

Thank Twokidsonedog
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Always love walking this island. It's quick, good for all ages, beautiful and the fairy village is a treat!

Thank NYMETravelers
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a short, easy hike/walk to do with the family, and this one definitely fit the bill! We walked around the island at a leisurely pace, taking in the sights. The location and views were very nice, and we all enjoyed the...More

Thank igal27
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It was so busy on a Beautiful Sunday that we turned around and returned the next morning right after breakfast before heavy rain hit the area! There is limited parking in the lot on the island so if it's busy you have to wait in...More

Thank WhiteMtnskier
Reviewed 20 July 2017

For those enjoying shaded trails and ocean views, this is a place you want to see while in the Portland area. It is not a far drive from downtown Portland and there is an entrance fee to the park. We thoroughly enjoyed the trails and...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Have walked around Mackworth Island several times over the last few years and I'm never disappointed with the beautiful views and the peacefulness of the island. Parking on the weekends in Summer is difficult, but in the week it's almost empty. It's about a 2...More

Thank Kay S
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