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Little John Island Preserve

#4 of 11 things to do in Yarmouth Features Animals
Pemasong Lane, Yarmouth, ME
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Lovely gem on the coast in Yarmouth

One lengthy review here gave lots of great info, but said there are no benches or places to sit... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
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A nice walk in the woods on an island

My husband hates hiking unless there's something to see, a reward for his labor. It was a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2015
via mobile
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27 Jun 2017
“Lovely gem on the coast in Yarmouth ”
4 Nov 2015
“A nice walk in the woods on an island”
Pemasong Lane, Yarmouth, ME
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

One lengthy review here gave lots of great info, but said there are no benches or places to sit. There ARE in fact benches, 4 of them in different spots along the circular trail, as well as 2 picnic tables, also in separate locations along...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

My husband hates hiking unless there's something to see, a reward for his labor. It was a beautiful walk through the woods with views of the shore all around. We were driving around in a residential area and were wondering if we were wrong. We...More

2  Thank Jfinchum
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The preserve is difficult to locate and the parking is limited. If you can get in and walk along the coast, it is a beautiful location to experience a little portion of the Casco Bay. It is a truly lovely view. Enjoy.

Thank Georgana P
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Simple and peaceful walk. Easy climb down to the different areas of beach surrounding you. Such a treat.

1  Thank MumD5
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This quiet 23-acre (9.3 ha) Preserve had two small parking lots after taking a narrow causeway and narrow island roads. We parked near the trailhead and a kiosk. Our way was only a half-mile (0.8 km) loop trail that clung to the rocky coastline. It...More

1  Thank mainemountainbear
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Little John is rustic, quiet, lovely, If you want a peaceful non-adventure - LJIP is your destination.

1  Thank jennwill46
Reviewed 26 July 2013

No signage, no parking, overgrown trails, hostile neighbors, and TICKS! Nice view but not worth the hassle.

5  Thank DinesOut33
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Little John Island Preserve is an interesting patch of protected wild land on the northern tip of one of Maine's most special islands. The Preserve only offers a single circular hiking trail that mostly hugs its coastline (hence, there's no way you can get lost)....More

12  Thank BearWillow
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