|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Timber Point, Timber Island, ME|
||Timber Point Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, May 12, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Limited parking, but not an issue today |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Land bridge to the island is only accessible for about 4 hours around low tide |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is in perfect shape. No blowdowns or obstructions and well marked |
||Not allowed |
|Lost and Found:
||Today's hike was quite the change of pace from what I normally do. This afternoon we hiked the Timber Point Trail in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Biddeford. I'm sure the small parking area fills quickly in the summer and on weekends, but it was not an issue today. The trail is extremely easy for the most part, as it is graded and flat all the way to the old estate on the shore.|
The old buildings were interesting to walk around as we waited for the tide to be low enough to cross to Timber Island. Once the land bridge was exposed, we crossed over and circled the island. We walked along it's rocky shore, as there are no established paths on the island.
The area is very scenic, and crossing to the island makes for a unique hike. We also stopped by a few other local attractions such as Blowing Cave and Colony Beach to watch the sunset.
||Sam Shirley |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.