HUCKINS BEACH AND TRAIL
PADDLE AND CAMPING
Shorefront Access: 4120 ft of Shorefront, 1800 ft of Gravel Beach – Hand Boat Launch
Camping: Five walk-in tent sites, located in the Huckins Meadow. During summer and fall, 2021 tent sites are available on a first-come, first serve basis. No reservations.
Hiking Trails: The Young’s Point Trail (0.4 miles – each way) leaves from the parking area and follows the shoreline to Young’s Point Beach at the north of the parkland. The trail provides access to the Young Point Picnic Pavilion 1000 ft from the trailhead.
The Bay to Bay trail follows the shoreline of South Bay south for 1,400 ft and turns inland passed an old cellar surrounded by mature cedars. From here it climbs to the center of Denbow Neck through groves of low juniper and blueberry. The trail crosses Straight Bay Loop offering access to the shore of Straight Bay (1.4 mi)
Paddle Trails: The firm gravel of Huckins Beach allows for easy water access during any tide level and is used by clammers who use the beach to launch their clamming boats. Huckins Beach offers water access to South Bay. From the beach, follow the Long Island Paddle Trail south to Federal Harbor (2.5 miles) and through the Long Island Passage to Red Point Shorefront Park (4.6 miles). If you reach Red Point Shorefront Park near high tide, you can land at the Case Cove access point and enjoy a picnic or refill your water bottles on the Point. Paddle at your own risk and stay aware of changing conditions.
Bike Routes: From Huckins Beach and Trail enjoy a quiet bike ride along Straight Bay Road to The Field (2.25 miles) at the Morong Cove Unit of Inland Fish and Wildlife’s Cobscook Bay Management Area. The Field offers beautiful views of Morong Cove and Straight Bay. Turn on to Lyon’s Road for access to Morong Cove: Picnic and Paddle (2.8 miles) and Island Coves –visits welcome by appointment- (3.8 miles). For a longer ride, Bike the Necks from Huckins Beach and Trail at the end of Denbow Neck to Race Point at the end of Crow’s Neck (10 miles – each way).
Picnicking: The Young’s Point Picnic Pavilion offers long views to the north and south over South Bay, each tent site in Huckins Meadow includes a picnic table and screened tents will be installed Fall 2020 for additional screened seating.