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Directions to the Island

From Rte.1 North & East of Downtown Searsport

Turn onto Sears Island Road and continue on it across the causeway to the gate. Park on the causeway but please note the parking restrictions close to the gate.

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Sears Island Conservation Easement PDF  | Print |  E-mail

click to see larger imageclick to see larger imageWHAT THE CONSERVATION EASEMENT GUARANTEES

  • Several miles of shoreline to explore -- sand, rocks, ledges
  • Freshwater streams and wetlands
  • Vernal pools and tidal pools
  • Forests and fern meadows, wildflowers and berries
  • 168 species of birds sighted -- a stop along migratory flyway
  • Fishing, clamming
  • Hiking, snowshoeing on peripheral and wooded inland trails
  • Scenic vistas of Penobscot Bay
  • Picnicking, swimming
  • Bike riding
  • Kayaking
  • Family outings
  • Discovering history preserved in stone walls and old foundations
  • Special features:
  • Habitat for 28 mammal species, 9 amphibian and reptile species
  • Diverse ecosystems providing a living lab for environmental studies:
  • Glacial erratics and huge old trees
  • Accessibility to non-boating public
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