Home

Blog

FALL
Fall Foliage
Apple Orchards
Halloween
Hunting
Thanksgiving

WINTER
Alpine Skiing
Nordic Skiing
Snowmobiling
Ice Fishing
Dogsledding
Snowshoeing

SPRING
Maple Syrup

SUMMER
Biking
Birding
Seacoast
Whitewater
Kayaking
Camping
Hiking

Fishing
Summer Camps
Windjammers

OTHER
Shopping
Cities-Towns
Forts
Maine Blogs
Lighthouses
Maps
Maine Media
Museums
Recreation

Places to Visit
Event Calendar
Vacation Planner

Books about Maine

BUSINESS
Business Directory
Business Services
Real Estate

Advertising

Contact Info

 

 

Giant's Stairs Trail on
Bailey Island, Maine

Home > Seacoast > Bailey Island > Giant's Stairs Trail

A very short but lovely walk is located on the eastern coast of Bailey Island, Maine. It is well-groomed.  The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust helps in the maintenance of the trail.


How to Get to Bailey Island

From I-285 take the Topsham exit.  Continue on to Route 1.  Take the first exit at Cooks Corner.  Take Route 24 South.  It is about 13 miles to Bailey Island.  You will pass over Great Island and Orr's Island.


How to Get to The Giant's Stairs Trail

Continue on Route 24, once on Bailey Island look for Washington Avenue.  Continue east on Washington Avenue for one mile.  The only parking available is at the Episcopal Chapel.  Parking is limited and prohibited on Sunday mornings.  From there walk down a short distance on Ocean Street to the end to find the entrance to the trail.


Description of Trail

This strip of land adjacent to the ocean was donated by Captain Henry and Joanna Sinnett to the town in 1910 for public use.  There is a unique rock formation known as Giant's Stairs.  The trail is about 1/3 of a mile long and provides spectacular views of the ocean along the eastern edge of Bailey Island.

It is possible to conduct a walking loop.  Park at the church, walk down towards the ocean on Ocean Street, enter the trail, head south on the trail, then enter a path that crosses the McIntosh Lot Preserve which will take you to Washington Avenue.  You can return to the church via Washington Avenue or retrace your steps along the Giant's Stairs Trail.



Bailey Island Giant's Stairs


Monument to Captain Sinnett


Heading North on Trail


McIntosh Lot Preserve Entrance to Giant's Stairs Trail
(south end of trail)

 


Entrance to Giant's Stairs Trail
(north end of trail)

 


Heading South on Trail

 

 

 

counter

 

 

Return to Top of Page

Home > Seacoast > Bailey Island > Giant's Stairs Trail

 


Send mail to staff@travel-maine.info with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2007-2011 Travel Maine Info