Friday, September 25, 2009

A walk on the Freeport, Maine's Mast Landing Trail

The mast landing walking trail in Freeport, Maine turned out to be a pleasant way to spend the morning. A easy walk with beautiful wooded trails and lovely vistas of waterways that are full of wild life and flowering plants.

Mast Landing
Audubon Sanctuary

Located one mile from downtown Freeport at the head of tide on the Harraseeket River estuary, Mast Landing is actively used by area residents year-round.

The 140-acre sanctuary consists of open fields, salt marsh, an apple orchard, freshwater stream, and mature evergreen forest. Caretakers reside in the old farmhouse (a.k.a. Millmaster's House).


Mast Landing Sanctuary's open fields, apple orchards, alder lowland, and mature pine and hemlock forest provide a pleasant spot for walking, cross-country skiing and nature study.Mill Stream cascades over an historic dam and mill site before flowing into the tidal waters of the Harraseeket River.

The sanctuary attracts migrant shorebirds and songbirds and is a wonderful place to observe the courtship flight displays of nesting woodcock. Resident mammals typical of southern Maine woodlands include porcupine, mink, fisher, and deer.


  1. Nice photos! You come to my town, I go to yours! I'm going to have to get out to Mast Landing next week! Thanks for the push to get out there.


  2. Lovely Photos...I love the cribstone bridge just as you arrive at Bailey's Island. Such a beautiful area! Was fortunate to live on Orr's Island for a time in the 90's and visit whenever I can. Thanks for the tour!

    Kim Dunn
    Belfast, Maine