The second of our daily double of short local hikes is just over the York line into Kittery. (Click here for the first, the Fuller Forest Preserve in York.) Travel south on Route 103 from York Harbor and on your right after two miles or so you’ll see the trailhead parking for this hiking jewel developed by the Kittery Land Trust.
This mid-April late morning finds women with their dogs and a mom with her three-month-old papoose. The trail is often wide enough for the two of us to walk side-by-side through the forested land.
Crossing the little creek on wooden puncheons with roof shingles for traction, we are minutes from home but really away into the Maine woods.
Having hiked this trail before with our grandsons Owen and Max, today we discover the new Sawyer Farm Trail spur at the far end of the loop trail; red plastic blazes on the trees guide us all the way to Bartlett Road near the York/Kittery line.
Without haste but walking steadily, Hannah and I cover the mile and a half or so of trail in forty some minutes.
Paired with the Fuller Forest Preserve trail not five minutes away, the Brave Boat Headlands trail gives those new to hiking/walking and those seeking the solitude of nature a double-barreled hiking experience.
Five days later we took our friend Karen to explore this same trail.