Perry Creek Conservation Area

Size:     About 600 acres.


Trails:   11 trails totaling 6 miles.


Features: Diverse landforms and habitats surrounding a mile-long tidal creek; elevated panoramic views; largest block of protected land on Vinalhaven; excellent opportunities to watch birds and other wildlife.


History:   In the 1980’s, some visionary families could see that this pristine spot, visited and enjoyed since the time of the Red Paint people, was likely to be cut in smaller pieces and sold, with huge homes and no trespassing signs to follow. Their work eventually resulted in this preserve, and the formation of the Vinalhaven Land Trust.


Be Aware: Foot traffic only. Stay on marked trails to minimize potential tick contact. Dogs are allowed, but please keep them leashed.


Directions: From downtown Vinalhaven, take High St. north 0.4 mile, bearing right at its junction with the North Haven Rd. Drive just over 5 miles on the North Haven Rd; the parking lot for the Andrew W. Smith Preserve and the Middle Mountain Tow Park will be on your left at the crest of a hill. Alternately, keep driving another 2 miles; the North Perry creek parking lot will be on your right

Trails

6A. Andrew W Smith 

  • Fox Rocks Trail
  • Indian Ladder Trail
  • South Shore Trail


6B.  North Perry Creek

  • Roy Dyer Trail
  • Round the Rocks Trail
  • Scenic Loop
  • Ridge Trail Loop
  • Ridge Trail Loop
  • Midcreek Trail
  • North Shore Trail
  • Orchard Cove Loop