Furth Wildlife and Talalay Nature Sanctuaries

Two loop trails through old-growth forest and vibrant wetland.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking
2.0 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging, Grass
Not Permitted


The trails in the Furth-Talalay Sanctuary start at the Cross Road and travel 0.5 miles into the woods before splitting into two loops. Follow the “Old Road” sign to the left to continue to the Furth Wildlife Sanctuary which is about a one-mile loop. Here you will find active beaver habitat, young forest, an old woods road and a flowing brook.

To the right is the Talalay Nature Sanctuary which also has a one-mile loop trail. The Talalay Trail winds through mossy old growth forest and white cedar swamp. The tall trees here are home to many nesting migratory songbirds so be sure to bring your binoculars.

Other Information

Use guidelines:

  • Dogs are not permitted on either trail
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Carry out what you take in
  • Fires are not permitted
  • Foot traffic only

Trail Manager

For more information and a print map, please visit Blue Hill Heritage Trust online, or contact:

Blue Hill Heritage Trust

Blue Hill Heritage Trust
157 Hinckley Ridge Road
P.O. Box 222
Blue Hill, Maine 04614
Phone: (207) 374-5118
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Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Respect other trail users and be courteous when passing.
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Trailhead Information

From Blue Hill: take ME-176 toward East Blue Hill for 7.5 miles. Turn right onto Cross Road. The trailhead is located 0.5 miles from ME-176.

The trailhead is on the north side of Cross Road; the newly renovated and cleared parking lot is on the south side of the road, with plenty of space!

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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