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birch islands preserve

rockweed covered ledges & tidepools


  • Hiking Trails
  • Hand Carry Paddle Launch
  • Picnic Tables  
  • Restroom 

Parkland Information

Visitors may access the Birch Islands Preserve by way of a shared driveway, which leads 200 yards to the Birch Islands Preserve parking area. Please drive slowly and respect our neighbors. 

Shorefront Access: 1300 ft. of Shorefront.  

Walking Trails: A wide walking path leads 700 ft from the Birch Islands Preserve parking lot to the shore.

Hiking Trails: The Birch Islands Preserve Hiking Trail (0.3 miles) winds first through hardwood forest, then crosses a long meadow, and winds along the shore. The path provides glimpses of the Birch Islands conserved by Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. 

Paddle Trails: From the parking lot is a 700 ft carry to the rocky shore of the Birch Islands Preserve, the shore is firm to low tide, however rockweed can be slippery. Proceed with caution. From here explore the complex shores of the Birch Islands and Hallowell Island.   

Paddle at your own risk and stay aware of changing conditions.