VLT steward Kerry Hardy likes to go out on one of the hottest days of summer and make new trails...AND carry a new bench up this new trail. Above is a map showing the newer, easier, less steep trail to the same lovely view with a new bench to rest and enjoy the beauty of Crockett's Cove.
Size: 40 acres
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.
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 Rd for about 6.5 miles to where Tip Toe Mountain Rd (gravel) will be a left turn. Drive about 1.2 miles, the gravel parking lot will be on your left. A nearby kiosk marks the Middle Tip Toe Loop trailhead.
Mountain cranberries, photo by Kerry Hardy