Harkness Preserve

An easy walk quite suitable for young families, with a stream to explore and views of Rockport Harbor.
Trail Activity
Walking Snowshoeing
0.8 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor


The first 0.3 miles of the trail travel through the woods and across two hand-built footbridges over Ott Stream, a perennial stream that is rust colored due to the tannic and humic acids from a wetland upstream. The trail then comes to a junction with a loop. Just past the junction to the left is a lime kiln chimney cap, a relic of Rockport Harbor’s lime kilns. Circling around the loop in a clockwise direction, the trail reaches the shore after about 0.2 miles. A stone chair sits along the trail by the shore, from which to take in views of Rockport Harbor. Returning back along the same 0.3 mile trail from the loop makes for a total hiking distance of 1 mile.

Other Information


  • Open for low-impact public recreation during daylight hours.
  • Bicycles, motorized vehicles, and horses are prohibited.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • Camping and fires are not allowed.
  • Removal of vegetation is not allowed.
  • Drones are not allowed except by permitted use.
  • Groups larger than 12 must obtain Land Trust permission prior to use.
  • Hunting is not permitted.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Coastal Mountains Land Trust website, or contact:

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
101 Mount Battie Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: (207) 236-7091
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep your pets under control at all times, to protect both them and wild animals, fragile environments, and the enjoyment of other visitors.
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Trailhead Information

From Camden, take US-1 south. 2.4 miles from the center of Camden Village, turn left on Pascal Ave. Go 430 feet and turn right on School Street, then 0.1 miles to a right onto Spruce Street. About 100 yards up Spruce Street there is a parking area for the trailhead, marked by a sign.

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