Location: Harpswell, Cumberland County
Description: Owned by the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, the Potts Point Preserve is a small but jewel-like property that contains beaches and low, rocky headlands looking out to the islands of Casco Bay. Beyond the entrance, one can just walk along the beach to the left to the end of the point and then come back along the rocks on the other side. It is a lovely and peaceful place.
Tips: The beach is covered with water at high tide, so it is worth checking the tide before you head to Potts Point. On your way back, you can get lobster or other food at Estes, which you’ll pass on the way.
Important Info and Directions: From Brunswick drive south on Route 123 to its end at the southern tip of Harpswell. Visitors should park at the end of Harpswell Neck Road and walk along private Potts Point Road (please do not drive on Potts Point Road) to the Preserve (accessible on foot for this purpose) and walk south to the end, about half a mile. Proceed on the path to the Preserve. Follow the beach around to the left and then back along the rocks from the point.