Indian Point Hiking Trail in Ellsworth, MaineThe next time you’re in Ellsworth running your Saturday errands, consider taking a break from the madness with a walk at Indian Point.

Indian Point Preserve, located in Ellsworth, features a mile round-trip walk that meanders through the woods and over bog bridges along the Union River. It’s an easy trail to navigate which makes it perfect for children and those who are not as nimble as they used to be.

indianpoint-008Managed by The Frenchman Bay Conservancy, the trail has identification markers pointing out the flora along the way. Other markers teach some of the lore of the Abenake Indians. Indian Point is a half-mile walk out and provides a spectacular view of downtown Ellsworth across the river. And there are tables for picnicking. Many varieties of birds and faery houses will delight you along the way. The day we walked the trail, we spied a female Bald Eagle perched in the branches above us and watched as her majestic partner swooped down to coax her off her perch to soar over the river. Indian Point is reportedly a good location to view Osprey as well.

Indian Point is respite with nature for the young and old alike. Take a break from life’s fast pace. Enjoy a little exercise at this often overlooked trail.


indianpoint-013To get there, travel south on Water Street, past the marina to Tinker Farm Road. Turn right and look for the sign to the parking lot on the right. The trail is about half a mile each way.