Trails

Cutts Island Trail

The Cutts Island Trail offers 1.8 miles of easy upland hiking and scenic views of salt marsh. The trail is for foot traffic only. There is a restroom at the trailhead; however, there is no running water at this facility. A canoe/kayak launch site is nearby. No pets or bikes are allowed on the trail and all refuge regulations apply.

Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 7 (York/Ogunquit) towards US-1. At the stop light, turn right onto US-1 south (0.3 miles). Then turn left onto Route 1A/York Street (~1.5 miles). Turn right onto Route 103/Brave Boat Harbor Road/Lilac Lane (same road, three names). After 4.3 miles turn left onto Cutts Island Road (~4.1 miles, if you pass the red school house on your left, you’ve gone too far). At the end of the road, turn left onto Seapoint Road. Parking is just over the Chauncey Creek Bridge on the left but is extremely limited.
Trail Length (mi)
1.58
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Route Type
Lollipop
Trail Activities
Birding
Hiking
Photography
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Kid friendly
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Ted Wells Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.24
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Goosefare Brook Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.03
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Timber Point Trail

The Timber Point trail is located at the end of Granite Point Road in Biddeford, Maine. This trail offers a scenic walk past a fresh water wetland, coastal shrubland and provides beautiful salt marsh, river and ocean views. A universally accessible trail ends at an observation platform overlooking the mouth of the Little River. At the end of the trail, Timber Island is accessible by a land bridge at low tide, but be mindful of the tides as you cannot return during high tide. The trail is open from sunrise to sunset for foot traffic only. Please stay on the designated trail as the remainder of the peninsula is preserved for wildlife habitat. No pets or bikes are allowed on the trail and all refuge regulations apply.

Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 32 (Biddeford). Turn left onto Alfred Street, continue onto West Street (~6 miles). Turn left onto Pool Street/Route 9 for 0.4 miles. Turn Right onto Granite Point Road. Follow the road to the end where there is a small parking lot. From Route 9 east, turn right onto Granite. From Route 9 west, turn left onto Granite Point Road. Parking is extremely limited and road is narrow at the end.
Trail Length (mi)
1.13
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Route Type
Out & back
Trail Activities
Accessible trails
Birding
Hiking
Photography
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Wheelchair friendly
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Carson Interpretive Trail

The Carson Trail is a one-mile, mostly level path with a gravel or boardwalk surface. Take a Trail Guide from the brochure box at the trailhead kiosk to read about the 11 interpretive stops along the way. The looped path will bring you back to the parking lot. Along the way it passes through coastal forests and offers view of one of southern Maine's most valuable ecosystems--the salt marsh . At some of the numbered stops benches are provided for resting, observing wildlife or to take time to read the descriptions from the Trail Guide. The Carson Trail is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers; no bicycles please. Pets must be on a leash.

Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 19 (Wells). From exit 19, turn left onto Route 9/109. At stop light, turn left onto Post Road (Route 1 North). Just past the Maine Diner, turn right onto Port Road (Route 9) and follow for approximately ¾ mile; turn right into the refuge entrance. Parking may be limited.
Trail Length (mi)
0.92
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Route Type
Loop
Trail Activities
Accessible trails
Birding
Dog walking
Hiking
Photography
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
Wheelchair friendly
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