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Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

Size: 40 acres


Be Aware:

  • Foot traffic only. Please do not hike on the right-of-way to the private residence (see map).
  • Please stay on trails, especially at the summits. These all have near-vertical drop-offs, so please watch children closely.
  • The existing traditional access to Big Tip Toe is a short, steep scramble

                  up over bare ledges. This is very challenging terrain, especially when wet.

                  Please use good judgment and caution before attempting this.

  • The stone dam crossing on the Shore Trail is submerged for roughly an

                  hour on either side of high tide; hikers should utilize the Loop Trail when

                  the tide is high.


Features: Multiple panoramic views of islands and ocean, from the northwest all the way around to the east, interesting bedrock geology; walkable shoreline; and very high biodiversity in a small area.  Short new trails were cut in 2018 that provide safer access to the summits of both Little and Big Tip Toe Mountains. 


Directions: Turn left from the ferry terminal, go 0.4 miles, then right on Old Harbor Rd for 0.3 miles. Bear left onto North Haven Road for about 6.5 miles to where Tip Toe Mountain Road (gravel) will be a left turn. Drive 1.2 miles, the gravel parking lot at the base of Little Tip Toe Mountain Town Park will be on your left. A nearby kiosk marks the Middle Tip Toe Loop trailhead. 

Trails

Middle Tip Toe Loop – 0.5 miles, mostly shady and with easy grades for all hiking abilities. 


Shore Trail – 0.3 miles from near the base of Big Tip Toe to the stone dam crossing at the head of Marsh Cove.


Big Tip Toe Mountain – A short climb from the head of the Gorge.


Loop Trail – 0.3 miles long, allowing shore access at all tides

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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.

Vinalhaven Land Trust

12 Skoog Park Rd, Vinalhaven, Maine 04863, United States

Mailing address: Vinalhaven Land Trust P.O. Box 268 VInalhaven, ME 04863 (207) 863-2543

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