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Mackworth Island

Falmouth, ME
+1 207-688-4712
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Lovely Oceanside Hike!

Want to get away from the city for just a few moments? This is the place to do it! A wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
lesliel790
One of my favorites

Mackworth Island is a great little hike. The only thing wrong with it is that it’s not long enough... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
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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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“parking lot” (9 reviews)
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Falmouth, ME
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"fairy houses"
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"views of casco bay"
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"parking lot"
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"relaxing walk"
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"small island"
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"limited parking"
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"easy walk"
in 6 reviews
"mile trail"
in 3 reviews
"ride your bike"
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"leisurely pace"
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"peaceful nature"
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"all ages"
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"out of state"
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"pet cemetery"
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"take your time"
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"beach area"
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"this lovely island"
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Want to get away from the city for just a few moments? This is the place to do it! A wonderful easy hike around the island is just what the doctor ordered!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Mackworth Island is a great little hike. The only thing wrong with it is that it’s not long enough! And maybe a too small parking lot, but perhaps this keeps the “crowds” to a minimum. The path around the island has several seating spots and...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

For me the attraction of Mackworth island is the fairy house village. A wonderful place to let your kids get back to nature building a house for the fairyfolk and seeing all the ones others have made. The trail around the island is fairl flat,...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for a nice walk with the hubs. Good for geocaching as well. We found one on our visit. You do have to pay to get in unless you have a park pass. It’s also a location where you can stamp your Maine park...More

1  Thank Bmm1104
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Can't say enough about the beauty of this local island. I frequent the trail around the perimeter every week.

Thank Tclemence
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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