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Holbrook Island Sanctuary

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Brooksville, ME 04617
+1 207-326-4012
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Very nice park and hike

We took the Backshore trail to the Bay and also stopped and saw an old cemetery. Nice hike and... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
10sJohn
,
Cleveland Heights
Got to see a beaver and a porcupine!

I went to this beautiful sanctuary toward the end of the day, and had the place to myself. I walked... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
camperfeliz
,
Philadelphia, PA
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Brooksville, ME 04617
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+1 207-326-4012
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We took the Backshore trail to the Bay and also stopped and saw an old cemetery. Nice hike and very nice scenery.

Thank 10sJohn
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I went to this beautiful sanctuary toward the end of the day, and had the place to myself. I walked several paths (the "scenic overlook" had overgrown with trees when I was there, with no view remaining unfortunately). The trails were very well marked. One...More

Thank camperfeliz
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Very nice state park (Sanctuary). It is free. The main problem is finding. Our gps had a hard time locating and it did not help the signs to the Sanctuary all of a sudden disappeared. A local family was kind enough to provide us with...More

2  Thank Pdonatyandkids
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Whether you arrive by car or dinghy, this is a beautiful park with lovely views is the sea and excellent hiking trails. Picnic areas are stunning. Local tree art is fantastic.

Thank Kathryn M
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We spent a few hours in November riding around, hiking and a visit to the beach. Well maintained trails and a nice picnic area at the Holbrook Island Sanctuary headquarters with quite a few picnic tables and grills. Check out the trail to the old...More

1  Thank WilsonP
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

nice walk, surrounded by sea breeze and amazing old oaks... birds and wild apple trees everywhere, and the best outhouse ever.

Thank Cyndi M
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed exploring this unique waterside sanctuary. Walked to the ruins and wondered about their history. Ended up waterside and had a great view of Holbrook Island, Penobscot bay, and the Town of Castine. Very peaceful and serene experience.

1  Thank tom m
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a small 1000 acre park. That said, it has plenty of variety. Hike a very small "mountain" or go around the Aaron Pond. Each takes only about an hour or two.

Thank Bensage
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is a lovely place for a walk in the woods to pass fragrant spruce and vibrant soft patches of moss.

Thank MadameLPS
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

On a corner of Cape Rosier at the end of the Penobscot Peninsula is the Holbrook Island Sanctuary. Its very simple with nicely laid out, marked and maintained trails but, in the humidity lots of bugs. There was an old estate at one corner with...More

Thank JMLVermont
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