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Holbrook Island Sanctuary

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Address: Brooksville, ME 04617
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Great Maine State Park with trails, ocean, woods, wildlife and history

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... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Lancaster, New Hampshire
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Lancaster, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 cemetery and look in the root cellar along the Back Shore Trail. If you are... More 

Thank WilsonP
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 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
Haymarket, Virginia
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122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Thank tom m
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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
Fort Lauderdale
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 the foundations still intact. And a little cemetery featuring Bakeman's, a name still current in... More 

Thank JMLVermont
Deer Isle
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Is a peaceful place to hike and watch nature. See Deer, all sorts of Birds and Fantastic forest sights.

Thank Elwood C
Brooksville, Maine
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

With 1,200+ acres, there are plenty of paths thru beaver flow ages and along shores to enjoy. Most trails are what I consider easy-moderate. Keep in mind that aside from cleaning up large trees that have fallen, marking trails and installing footbridges on particularly wet trails, H.I.S. is a nature trail, NOT a groomed carriage path or dirt path. There... More 

1 Thank Jo A
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

A hidden gem of a park - beautiful trails to explore on Cape Rosier and on the actual island if you have transportation. Lots of great trails - and very little traffic

1 Thank Lizkayaker
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Beautiful trails. Great little beach with picnic tables. Very well kept up. Remote, peaceful and a nice place to visit if you are close by.

1 Thank tooilingabout

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