Mackworth Island Hiking Trail - Falmouth

Falmouth, ME
Length: 1.25 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 6    Average: 3.7/5]

This beautiful 1.25 mile loop trail with views of the Casco Bay takes about an hour to complete at a leisurely pace. Most of the trail is shaded with flat, packed dirt so all-terrain strollers should do just fine.

Since the trail follows around the edge of the island, the land drops off into the bay with no guardrails or fencing (see pics) so I would recommend using a carrier or stroller for any tots who tend to run away or may not be good listeners yet.

There are no steps or other barriers to wheelchairs on the main loop, but the small side trails down the steep slope to the shore may be inaccessible to some visitors.

Restrooms located near the parking lot. Dogs on a leash welcome.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 45 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Beach, Fishing, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

There are lots of great places to stop for a snack or explore on this trail. Enjoy little pebble beaches, fairy houses, a big swing overlooking the water, a jetty you can walk out on and several benches to rest along the way.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $3.00

This trail is part of the Maine State Parks trail system so annual park passes are accepted here. Otherwise, there is a small fee….

Maine residents: $3 (non-residents: $4)
Maine residents 65 and older: free
Children 5 – 11 years old: $1.00
Children under 5: free

Parking is limited on the island. If the lot is full, you can park on the mainland and walk over the bridge. Try to carpool or allow for some extra time if you have a scheduled meet-up with friends.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 6    Average: 3.7/5]

Co-ambassador of the Cumberland County ME branch, this mama of two moved to mid-coast Maine two years ago to #BeanOutsider.


Trail Map

Getting There

Access is via Andrews Avenue off Route 1 in Falmouth