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Mackworth Island

Falmouth, ME
+1 207-688-4712
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A Fairies Delight!

The beautiful walk around Mackworth Island is worth the visit. It stays seaside the entire walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portland, Maine
Beautiful and peaceful

What a lovely place! Mackworth Island is easily accessible. There is a small parking lot and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scotch Plains, NJ
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A scenic walking path around the hundred-acre island affords visitors a sweeping view of Casco Bay.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fairy houses” (25 reviews)
“an easy walk” (8 reviews)
“parking lot” (9 reviews)
Falmouth, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful walk around Mackworth Island is worth the visit. It stays seaside the entire walk with great views of Casco Bay. I like to start my walk in Falmouth to add milage as the Island walk is under 2 miles. Don't forget to bring...More

Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely place! Mackworth Island is easily accessible. There is a small parking lot and a rough toilet. The path goes around the whole island and has constant water views plus an area to build "community" for fairies which makes it even more fun.

Thank Jillef
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place drives me batty. I guess because it's so close to Portland, it's wildly popular (so good luck getting a parking space). The trail is only 1.25 miles. It thus attracts every family with a stroller for miles around.....the "fairy village" doesn't help. There...More

Thank cessnapilot
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stopped here yesterday and was glad we did. It's hidden off Rt 1 taking Andrews Ave to get across the causeway through a small residential area. The parking lot is extremely small only holding about 20 cars and is dirt. We had a motorcycle...More

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Mackworth is a great place to walk and enjoy the coast and views. A roughly one mile walking trail follows the circumference of the island with waves crashing and several Maine rock beaches. We go there often to walk our dog. Leashes required. Take the...More

Thank barry529
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful serene nature trail around the perimeter of this lovely island Walk entails lush woody feel on one side& water front on other side Just around 1.5miles walk ideal for all ages & pets Gorgeous view of Casco bay while seated at strategically placed benches...More

Thank Shobha S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place I would go again. An easy 1 hour hike around a beautiful scenic Island. Not far at all from Portland. There is limited parking so get there early or wait for a space. A visit is about one and a half to...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Mackworth - a simple trail around an island inhabited by Baxter School for the Deaf and nobody else. Great mile with beautiful views. Parking lot is small can get full, but that keeps the trails uncrowded. Good for all ages.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great walks, ocean views, and fairy houses! Walk is short (<1mi.) but excellent with small children. Con: parking is difficult.

Thank Twokidsonedog
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Always love walking this island. It's quick, good for all ages, beautiful and the fairy village is a treat!

Thank NYMETravelers
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