Otter Brook Preserve

All-season trails meander through the forest and provide pleasant walking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing alongside a stream.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing
1.60 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor


Otter Brook Preserve runs alongside one of the largest freshwater streams in Harpswell. This freshwater marsh, stream, and pond system is a scarce resource in our coastal community. The trails offer quiet woods and glimpses of the brook and the wildlife that rely on it, including great blue herons, ducks, and dragonflies.

Otter Brook Preserve was protected from development by Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, numerous generous local donors, and the Town of Harpswell, in order to preserve its essential wildlife habitat and protect the marine water quality for clams and other ocean life living in Ewing Narrows and Harpswell Cove.

Other Information


  • Carry in, carry out.
  • Pedestrian use only.
  • No overnight parking.
  • No open fires.
  • No camping.
  • Dogs must be on leash to protect wildlife and neighboring farm animals.
  • Carry out all dog waste.
  • Hunting is allowed. Wear blaze orange and take appropriate safety precautions during hunting season.
  • No trapping.
  • Please respect wildlife, neighbors and other users.

Trail Manager

For additional information, visit the Harpswell Heritage Trust website, or contact:

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
PO Box 359
Harpswell, ME 04079
Phone: (207) 721-1121
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Keep Maine green and clean! Pick up trash, even if it's not yours. Leave soon-to-be trash like excess packaging, stickers, and twist ties at home.
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Trailhead Information

From the intersection of ME-123 and Bath Road by Bowdoin College in Brunswick, follow ME-123 south for 6.1 miles to the parking lot on the left, at 429 Harpswell Neck Road.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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October 09, 2020
Peaceful, well-marked, easy walk- far enough in to not hear traffic. The south loop had more open canopy, north more forested. There are informative signs along the trail pointing out and describing different invasive species along the way.
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