There are over 4,600 islands off the Maine coast. Some are more remote than others. In winter, all are a little quieter.
Some islands are actually accessible by road including two off the coast of Yarmouth: Cousins and Littlejohn Islands. Littlejohn Island has a preserve that includes a hiking trail with scenic views of Casco Bay.
We actually hiked the trail a few days into spring so the snow cover was spotty but the wind chill was intense making it feel like we were still in winter. We hiked late on a Sunday afternoon which probably impacted the cooler temperatures.
The sky was overcast and there had been snow flurries earlier in the day leaving the view a little dreary and not as picturesque as I’m sure it can be on a sunny summer day but there were a few spots in the trail where you can walk down to the rocky shore and take in some great views of the bay.
I’ve blogged about island hikes before including during my first A to Z Challenge, H is for Hiking Mackworth Island, Falmouth. While it can be more challenging to get to the island trails, they often present an opportunity for beautiful ocean views.
Do you have any islands by you?
I’m participating in a Blogging A-Z Challenge for April 2018. I will be posting new content every day this month except most Sundays. Each post is associated with a letter of the alphabet, starting with A and ending with Z. My theme for the challenge is Winters in Maine. My posts will be scenes from throughout the state that showcase Winter in Maine. To read my A to Z posts, click HERE.
|things to know|
|Place||Littlejohn Island Preserve|
|Address||244 Pemasong Lane, Yarmouth, ME|
|Winter Scene||Cool Temps|
|Website||Littlejohn Island Preserve|
|Favorite ♥||Ocean Views|