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