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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
0.8 miles, Loop
Moderate, Advanced
Dirt/Forest Floor


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

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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.

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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