This preserve features an inclusive 0.4-mile shoreline trail along tidal Strawberry Creek with a nice view of the cascade and a resting area. This section of the trail was updated in 2021 to make a smooth wide path that is inclusive and accessible for individuals with limited mobility or who use mobility devices. It's hard-packed gravel surface is 4 feet wide, and has a maximum slope of under 8%, the steepest grade is at the Strawberry Creek view point (a wooden platform).
Beyond the inclusive trail is a rugged backcountry style trail with spectacular views from 150-foot cliffs overlooking Long Reach. Fairy house zones provide children with a place for play and creativity. Unbroken, preserved forests stretch to the east and south of Long Reach. The Reach itself is a submerged valley that is now tidal mudflats. Across the Reach is the 90-acre Long Reach Preserve.
Learn about Aggie and Molly's visit to the Cliff Trail with Aggie using her wheelchair at MTF Stories!
And, read about MTF Accessibility Ambassador Enock Glidden's visit to the rail trail using his wheelchair at MTF Stories too!
For additional information, visit the Town of Harpswell Recreation Department website, or contact:Town of Harpswell
Trailhead is located behind the Harpswell Town Office (263 Mountain Road), which is 1.3 miles east on Mountain Road from it's junction with ME-123, and 1.3 miles west on Mountain Road from it's junction with ME-24.
There is ample parking at the trailhead.
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