Click here to open a map of Schoolhouse Pond Preserve (requires Google account and ensure no other map overlays such as Traffic are turned on).
Or, see the map at the bottom of this page.
About Schoolhouse Pond Preserve
Thanks to the support of more than 80 Barters Island property owners and friends, the land trust was able to purchase the 42-acre Schoolhouse Pont Preserve in 2001. The property was the site of a schoolhouse from about 1840 – 1895. The cranberry bog is known locally as Schoolhouse Pond. The scenic, mile-long loop trail includes a variety of wildflowers, a mixed forest, interesting rock formations and a beautiful old stonewall. The Schoolhouse Pond can be found by following the wider, multi-use trail through the center of the property. This trail is believed to be part of or near the old Barters Island town road that ran down the center of the island.
Hiking trail only
Multi-use Trail (Yellow):
The wider trail through the center of the property may be used for:
Cross country skiing
ATVs (No cars or trucks)
Directions to Schoolhouse Pond Preserve: From Boothbay Harbor travel north on Route 27; take a left at the monument in Boothbay Center onto Corey Lane; proceed 0.3 of a mile. Bear right at the fork onto Barters Island Road and travel 2.1 miles crossing two bridges; turn right onto the East Side Road. Travel 1.9 miles. The Schoolhouse Pond Preserve is on the left.