Brickyard Point

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The site of a 19th-century brickyard, packed-earth trails with stunning water views circumnavigate this heavily wooded 14-acre peninsula, which is isolated by I-295 and Skitterygusset Creek.
Trail Activity
Length
0.8 miles, Loop
Difficulty
Moderate, Advanced
Town
Falmouth
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Beginning in the 1820s it was the site of an active brickyard--workers excavating the rich marine clay shaped the land into the curious forms visitors can see today. The construction of US Highway I-295 in the mid 20th century separated this point from the rest of the mainland, effectively turning it into an island, accessible only by boat. Trails loop around the property and allow stunning views of the estuary and the Portland skyline.

Other Information

Portland Trails hopes to will construct a bridge over Skitterygusset Creek in the near future, allowing hikers to access to the property via Tidewater Farm. Portland Trails has partnered with the Maine Island Trail Association to make Brickyard Point a stop on their coastal waterway trail.

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This trail was made possible in part with funds from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund (MOHF). For more information about MOHF and the wildlife and conservation projects it has contributed to, please visit the MOHF webpage.

 

Trail Manager

Visit Portland Trails online for more information or contact:

Portland Trails
305 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 775-2411
info@trails.org

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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!
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Trailhead Information

Currently accessible only by boat. Paddlers can put in at Falmouth's Walton Park and paddle downstream to Brickyard Point. Be aware of the tides: Brickyard Point is accessible only at mid-tide and higher.

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