Eastern Knubble

A trail runs through this 31-acre Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve from the scenic harbor village of Cutler to a cobble beach and historic silver and copper mines.
Trail Activity
1.4 miles, Round Trip
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


This 31-acre Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve, located in the coastal village of Cutler, rises from the Little River, which leads to the town’s scenic harbor. The Eastern Knubble Preserve features a wonderful cobble beach, stunning views of Maine’s Bold Coast and ample opportunities to observe wildlife in a forested preserve located minutes from the center of town.

Historical evidence of human activities on the preserve are numerous, including a small unmarked cemetery, foundation hole, and spring used by the former inhabitants of the property. There are also remains of a small silver and copper mine.

A half-mile trail runs through the preserve from the village to a cobble beach at its easternmost tip. At low water, a gravel bar connects the mainland section of the preserve to Eastern Ear (also known as Laura Day Island), a small island that is part of the preserve. Maine Coast Heritage Trust worked with local school children to create a short, interpretative spur trail that leads to the historic mines.

Other Information

Preserve Information and Guidelines:

  • Please respect the privacy of preserve neighbors
  • Stay on established trails
  • No camping permitted
  • No fires permitted
  • Carry out all trash, including human and pet waste and toilet paper
  • Keep pets under strict voice or leash control
  • Do not remove archaeological artifacts

Trail Manager

For more information and a printable map of the preserve, please visit Maine Coast Heritage Trust's website.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201
Topsham, ME 04086
Phone: (207) 729-7366

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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

The preserve is accessed via a gravel drive, located several hundred feet north of a village “triangle” and sharp curve on ME-191 in Cutler. Find the preserve entrance on the eastern (seaward) side of the road, just south of the firehouse and post office. Parking is not permitted in the main firehouse lot, but there is room for a few vehicles in the firehouse’s extra lot across the road from the firehouse and trailhead. Walk on the gravel access road into the preserve to the start of the trail.

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