Size: Round Pond (46-acres), Fish Hook (15 acres)
Features: Kayak access, shaded trails, varied terrain, tidal flats, sunset views.
Directions: From ferry, go left on Sands Road for 0.4 miles, then right on Old Harbor Road for 0.3 miles, then bearing slightly left onto North Haven Road for 2.3 miles, at which point you reach the junction of North Haven Road and Calderwood's Neck Road.
Round Pond Trail – Bear left at this intersection (North Haven Road) and park in gravel pull-off 0.4 miles on the right.
Fish Hook Preserve – bear right at the intersection (Calderwood Neck Road) and park in gravel lot 1.1 miles on left.
Round Pond Trail – Excellent opportunities to see warblers and other forest songbirds, dramatic granite outcrops with pitch pine forests; in all, two loops totaling 1.2 miles of trail, almost all shaded.
Fish Hook Preserve – Short, shady trail through mixed forest to a mature grove of red pines atop Fish Hook, a steep-sided peninsula that juts into the Mill River. A great place to see eagles, ospreys, loons, kingfishers, and assorted wading birds; also excellent views of mussel beds and clam flats, tidal waterfall, and midsummer sunsets.
Vinalhaven Land Trust promotes the conservation and appreciation of our island's significant plant and wildlife habitat, our water resources, and scenic or traditionally valued spaces in order to preserve the character of the community for generations to come.
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When the flag is up, visitors are welcome in the office to peruse the many maps of island ecology and visit the Al and Hilary Creighton Resource Room. Located at Skoog Park, .2 miles from the ferry terminal.
12 Skoog Park Rd, Vinalhaven, Maine 04863, United States