Location: Mackworth Island is a State Park and is accessible from the Andrews Avenue causeway, which is off US Route 1. From Martin's Point in Portland, go north over the bridge to Andrews Avenue (3rd right); go east along Andrews Avenue to the causeway.
Parking: Parking is allowed from dawn to dusk (in the parking lot to the right after crossing the causeway, before entering the Baxter School area).
Fees are now charged - click for State Parks Fee chart.
Description: The island-walk circles the island and is about 1.5 miles long. The island totals about 100 acres. The Baxter School for the Deaf is here, and you are asked to keep to the perimeter pathway and not interfere with school activities. A children's playground is available during non-school hours.
Natural Features: The trail is mostly wooded. It runs through stands of spruce and pine, with access to sandy and rocky beaches in several places. The whole island is a lovely, quiet, bird sanctuary. Visit the dog cemetery at the north end of the island.
Historical: It is maintained by the State of Maine at the request of former Governor Percival Baxter, who gave the property to the State.
Contact: c/o Mackworth State Park Trail
c/o Bradbury Mt. State Park
528 Hallowell Road
Pownal, ME 04069
Click here for photos of Mackworth Island.