#AtoZChallenge | Y is for Yarmouth and an Island Hike at Littlejohn Island Preserve

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?

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

Littlejohn Island

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
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18 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge | Y is for Yarmouth and an Island Hike at Littlejohn Island Preserve

  1. Melanie Crouse says:

    This is great! I’ve never heard of it before…we’ve been to Cabbage Island (a big favorite with a lot of my family, but not really my thing). We got to spend a couple of days on Burnt Island with my son’s class. We went to Vinalhaven once for reasons I can’t remember…but other than that the only Maine island I’m really familiar with is Mt. Desert Island (of course!) This is going on my list of places to go this summer! Melanie’s Stories

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  2. slfinnell says:

    We actually have islands in some of our larger lakes at Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Lake.They are there due to the building of dams and the flooding of the land to make the lakes. Then there are some along the Osage River about 45 minutes from here. A friend of mine went camping on one of them a couple summers ago. Very much off the grid she said. lol

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  3. Tamara Gerber-Stutz says:

    Living in a land-locked country, we don’t have a coast with “real” islands.

    The closest islands to my place are Insel Mainau on Lake Constance between Switzerland and Germany, and Isola die Brissago on Lago Maggiore, in the Italian part of Switzerland. Both are famous for their flower display.

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