Click here to go to an interactive map of the Gregory Hiking Trail (requires a Google account and ensure no other map overlays such as Traffic are turned on) or click here for a downloadable pamphlet (including map) or see the map at the bottom of this page.
Directions to Gregory Hiking Trail:
From Boothbay Harbor go north on Hwy 27 to the monument in Boothbay Center. Turn left onto Corey Lane. Proceed 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Barters Island Road and travel 1.7 miles, crossing a causeway (Knickercane Bridge). Turn left onto Sawyers Island Road. Proceed 0.5 miles to the entrance on the left.
About Gregory Hiking Trail
This trail loops around a heavily wooded property with extensive frontage on the Back River, an eastern branch of the Sheepscot River. There are extensive views to the north to the bridge which connects the Boothbay mainland to Barter Island, and across the river to undisturbed wooded shoreline.
Hikers can enjoy walking around a small pond bordered by wildflowers and edged with cattails. Bullfrogs and dragonflies revel in this natural habitat, as well as deer, small mammals, and a variety of birds. The trail meanders through widely varied woods, including evergreens, oak, maple, aspen and birch.
Use of the trail was granted to BRLT by Dorothy Gregory and is maintained by the land trust. Because it traverses private property, visitors are asked to respect the generosity of the owner as well as its valuable flora and fauna.