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Mackworth Island

Falmouth, ME
+1 207-688-4712
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Childhood Haunt becomes Mainstream Destination

I used to walk this island with my grandmother. During these walks we never saw another soul. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Beautiful views

Mackworth has gorgeous view of Casco bay and the surrounding islands. Several walking paths and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruce R
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A scenic walking path around the hundred-acre island affords visitors a sweeping view of Casco Bay.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fairy houses” (21 reviews)
“an easy walk” (8 reviews)
“parking lot” (9 reviews)
Falmouth, ME
+1 207-688-4712
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to walk this island with my grandmother. During these walks we never saw another soul. It was quite a peaceful haven then and can be now if you hit it at the right time. As other reviewers have mentioned, the parking is very...More

1  Thank moxieone2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mackworth has gorgeous view of Casco bay and the surrounding islands. Several walking paths and a nice beach. Parking is minimal on the island.

1  Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our favorite go-to-place with our Golden Retriever. Beautiful beaches, a great place to walk, run, or jog, all along a peaceful nature trail that hugs the water. On a hot day, there is shade, on a cool day there are the ocean breezes. We taught...More

1  Thank Celia M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have been to Macworth more than I can count. This lovely island, just outside of Portland is such a treat to go to. Peaceful woods, no bikes are allowed. Scenic views looking back at Portland and so fun to hike on a trail with...More

2  Thank Jayme P
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My family has always loved our walks around Mackworth Island -- both with children, friends, & as a couple

1  Thank Chlowe51
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great easy walk. Great any time of year except when trail is iced. Especially nice in fall and spring. Parking is a nightmare however.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Mackworth Island isn't a place to come to on a whim--mostly because access is limited--to cars. The island is a bird sanctuary operated by the State of Maine. (It also houses the Baxter School for the Deaf, which is not open to the public.) The...More

Thank Mainetrippin
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is listed under Falmouth, Maine, but it's really just on the edge of Portland. If you're visiting Portland Maine, this is a great place to take a 45 minute easy walk on the water, and see Portland from across Back Bay. It's literally a...More

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The might be the best place to go for a walk in Greater Portland. Pocket beaches, forest, old trees.......lovely. Casco Bay accompanies your walk the whole way. Parking can be a problem as it has become so popular. Go early, or ride your bike across...More

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are lots of great places to walk and hike in Maine, but none is lovelier or more pleasant than Mackworth Island. The paths are gentle, but interesting, with spots along the way to stop and rest. The views of Casco Bay are beautiful, and...More

Thank Nancy W
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