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Hackett & Minot Trails, Harpswell

Updated: Feb 17

Every April, a community Easter egg hunt takes place here, lining these trails with beautifully painted rocks, tucked along the mossy paths. It's well worth a visit during that time.

This 1.1 mile looping trail is located off of Littlefield Road in Harpswell. Park at the Harpswell Historical Society, at 929 Harpswell Neck Road. Walk across Harpswell Neck Road and then around 400 feet down the wide, dirt Littlefield Road. The Hackett Trail begins on the right and the Minot Trail on the left. The trails connect to form one loop.

W started on the Minot trail, which leads to a smaller trail through mossy forest filled with vernal pools. Waterproof footwear is highly recommended!

This is also a perfect place for building fairy and gnome homes. It's quite magical here. You'll see.

I will leave you with a few pictures of the painted rocks that were here for the Easter hunt. Something to get you excited for next year.

One last tip, downtown Brunswick is not too far from here, and is a great little place to stop. There is a fun store on Main Street called Nest, that provides gifts for all ages. Happy adventuring!


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