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.
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
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)