Salt Pond Trail

The Salt Pond trail features gorgeous views of Frenchman Bay and surrounding mountains.
Trail Activity
1.2 miles, One Way
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone


The trail begins at the end of Carter’s Beach Road and meanders through the woods to the Point Road and back to the beach. The trailhead is marked with FBC’s blue diamond trail markers and the trail itself is marked with blue paint blazes. The preserve contains 17.9 acres on the east shore of Hancock Point, including woodland, a tidal salt pond and shore frontage on Frenchman Bay.

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Visit Frenchman Bay Conservancy online for more information and a printable map or contact:

Frenchman Bay Conservancy

Frenchman Bay Conservancy
71 Tidal Falls Road
PO Box 150
Hancock, ME 04640-0150
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Respect Wildlife
Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.
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Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 in Hancock head south on Point Road for 4.5 miles. Turn left onto Wharf Rd and continue for 0.2 miles. Park by the Hancock Point boathouse and walk north along Carter’s Beach Road for 0.6 miles.

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