Mackworth Island

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Richmond was not the only isle we visited on our last trip to Maine; one morning, we explored Mackworth Island, which is off the coast of Falmouth, just north of Portland.

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In addition to housing the Governor Baxter School For The Deaf, Mackworth Island has a 1.25 mile hiking trail which offers scenic views of Casco Bay and surrounding towns.

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A bench along the coastal trail.

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Not far from the bench, a lookout pier.

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One of the more lush views from the trail.

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The mid-morning sun reflects upon the shore.

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One of the island’s more distinctive features is its fairy house village.

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One of the village’s more elaborate fairy homes, close up.

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A near-mansion of a fairy home, found away from the village, along the trail.

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Away from the coastal perimeter, Mackworth Island has its share of very tall pines.

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There’s also a pet cemetery, of all things. The island was donated to the state by former governor Percival Baxter–this grave commemorates his many, many irish setters.

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Past the cemetery and fairy homes and through the pines, one comes to this beautiful clearing.

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The road back to Falmouth and the mainland. That’s US Route 1 in the rear to the left.

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I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such a polite road sign before–not surprised I found it in Maine.

One Response to Mackworth Island

  1. Love the fairy village! Despite the fact that my nephew went to Baxter School for the Deaf I never heard about this scenic trail or the fairy village. I’ll have to put this on my list of places to visit!

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