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Porters Preserve White Loop Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Trevett, Maine that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.9 miles Elevation Gain: 65 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

river

views

In 1983 Nathaniel Porter donated 19 acres on the southern tip of Barters Island to the Boothbay Region Land Trust. Trails meander through old growth spruce, oak and pine along half mile of shorefront on the Sheepscot and Back rivers with lovely scenic vistas. There is a sheltered cove with a beach and a small off-shore island known as Lydia Ann’s Island. Nathaniel Porter’s father purchased this land from the Hull and Goddard families in the early 1900s. An old cellar hole still exists on the edge of the Sheepscot on the site of the Hull home. As time progressed, Nathaniel and his wife were pressed to develop or subdivide the property. Courthouse records show several deeds from the Porters establishing conservation restrictions on all their property. Ultimately, they donated the unspoiled portion of their holding to BRLT. In 2005, through a generous donation from Robert and Linda Jones, the BRLT acquired the 1.9 acre Roberts property adjacent to the Porter Preserve. Over the years, the Roberts had allowed fishermen to access the water and the deep cove on the Sheepscot River. The Joneses wrote: "The intention (collectively) from the beginning was to allow... waterfront activities to continue that the community has viewed as endangered. Our family has cherished the mixture of communities and shore and water uses that our parents and forebears found here and were drawn to a century ago. It appears to us that the scales have tipped toward large scale residential/recreational uses and away from small scale intrinsic uses." BRLT hopes that Roberts Wharf will serve as a model for other environmental organizations interested in pursuing strategies that link objectives for shorefront preservation with working waterfront goals.

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muddy
15 hours ago

Just beautiful. Great mix of forests and ocean vistas.

7 days ago

Lovely views and trails-ideal for families.

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4 months ago

Fantastic well marked and easy to navigate trails in this beautiful little preserve. We had a wonderful time exploring. A great way to spend a hour or two outdoors. Bring a camera! It is incredibly picturesque.

Great secret beach at low tide!

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6 months ago

Fun easy trail. Well marked & maintained. Bring you camera, lots of photo opportunities.

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7 months ago

Very easy beautiful hike! Moss covered rocks and great smell of pine. I thought a fairy would pop out of a stump some where ! Magical✨

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7 months ago

Great views.

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7 months ago

Amazing, quiet, peaceful, beautiful hike. Felt privileged to experience it.

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7 months ago

Great trail. Well marked and so many vista points. Wear bug spray

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8 months ago

beautiful views!

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muddy
8 months ago

Nice easy and scenic trail, but extremely muddy and buggy in July. Not the most enjoyable hike as a result. Definitely wear waterproof hiking shoes and bring some bug spray.

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bugs
9 months ago

My husband and I found this spot and it turned out to be another favorite trail of ours. The smell of pine and ocean has to be one of the best smells ever. This trail is well kept and well marked with lots of vistas. We had a very eventful day: saw lady slippers, three ospreys (very close to the trees), and a peregrine flew right at us at one point. Beautiful views all around. We will definitely come back to this one.

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muddy
10 months ago

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Sun Aug 26 2018

this is a awesome shot hike with lots of vistas and a small beach. perfect for picnic. you can pickup some good lobster roll and sandwitches from trevetts. thanks to the boothbay land trust for maintaining several dog friendly hikes

Sun Aug 05 2018

it was raining but still awesome! so glad we stopped in before going home

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Tue Jun 12 2018

Nice trail with lots of things to see. Definitely take time to see the Vistas. Easy to follow trail. Well marked and maintained.

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Mon Jun 11 2018

Take a lunch and a good book along. Sit on the coastline at one of the vista benches and read your book next time.

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