Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Brooksville

Holbrook Island Sanctuary is a publicly owned nature preserve with recreational features occupying on Penobscot Bay in the town of Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine. The site includes upland forest and meadows, wetland marshes and ponds, and rocky mainland shores in addition to off-shore Holbrook Island. The state park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
The park was established in 1971 when Anita Harris donated to the state of the holdings she had been acquiring in Brooksville since the 1960s. In accordance with Harris's wishes, the park has been maintained in its original state with minimal modern improvements.
The park has of old trails for hiking and cross-country skiing that traverse a variety of coastal habitats. The park also offers swimming, kayaking, and fishing.
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  • This is a hidden gem! So many choices for hiking! All the trails were well marked - I so appreciate a well-marked trail. We hiked to the top of the mountain, walked down to a beach, strolled along the...  more »
  • We took the Backshore trail to the Bay and also stopped and saw an old cemetery. Nice hike and very nice scenery.  more »
  • Quick hikes on wide, well maintained trails. Nice views of Castine from the north shore.
  • Nice drive!

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