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Big Babson Island

This scenic island preserve in Brooklin can be visited on its own or as part of a longer itinerary that includes stops at other nearby conserved lands.

Big Babson Island is great for:

  • Picnicking – Take a break from sailing or paddling through Maine’s storied Eggemoggin Reach to enjoy a quiet picnic lunch.
  • Hiking – Explore the loop trail that follows the shoreline and passes through the island’s evergreen forests and fern meadows.

How to get there

The closest public access point to reach Big Babson Island is from the Naskeag Point town landing, which is approximately 1.2 miles east-southeast. Most visitors land on or anchor off the beach on the island’s eastern shore. From there, a steep footpath rises up to the island’s meadows.

Get directions from Google Maps Printable preserve map (450KB PDF)

How this place became open to the public

MCHT acquired Big Babson Island in 2011.

This place belongs to all of us. Help us take care of it!

Preserve information/guidelines

  • No Camping Permitted
  • Fires By Permit Only - Maine State Law
    • Contact Maine Forest Service at 207-827-1800 for Permit
    • Keep All Fires Below High Tide Line
    • Do Not Cut or Break Tree Limbs, Dead or Alive
    • Leave No Fire Unattended
    • Completely Extinguish All Fires
  • Carry Out All Trash
    • Including Human and Pet Waste and Toilet Paper
  • Keep Pets Under Control