Fernalds Neck is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lincolnville, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
NO DOGS!! Good to know before you go. Lovely trails, easy going, wonderful lake views. Would give a 5 star review if my dog was welcomed ;-)
Black Sheep ..
4.0 miles taking the orange loop, then catching the blue loop all the way around (basically the longest hike you can do). Very easy hiking with few elevation changes. Soft pine needles under your feet almost the whole way. Mid May and I saw no bugs at all even though the trail meanders close to marshy waters that one would think would be bug heaven. June brought mosquitoes, but nothing that your bug repellant of choice can't handle. Mostly pine forest with some views on the water. Great for smaller kids and less abled adults. No pets or fires allowed.
The trails are colored marked for easy planning, signs/maps are abundant, and the trails are very well maintained.
Peaceful trail if you go early. Maybe about 8-10 parking spots total at the trail head. Totally shaded trails with interesting things. Large "tipping" rock along the Blue trail. Views of Lake Meginticook at many points along the trail. Saw a chipmunk and several birds.
Nice, easy trail through pine forest. I remember more views of the lake. There are a number of trails in the preserve, perhaps totalling 3 miles. The blue trail is the longest. Loons on the lake, if they're not scared off by motorboats.
Soft dirt and pine needles cover these low lying trails surrounded by water on 3 sides.
Love these trails hiked many, many times.