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Tills Point

Located in Penobscot, this lovely 49-acre preserve offers sweeping views of the Bagaduce River and conservation lands in all directions.

View of a cove on Tills Point

Tills Point is great for:

  • Hiking – Follow the half-mile trail as it gently meanders to a bench on the shores of the Bagaduce River.
  • Wildlife Watching – Listen for songbirds calling along the forested trail before scanning the waters of the Bagaduce for seals, bald eagles, and other resident wildlife.

How to get there

At the western intersection of Routes 175 and 199 in Penobscot, drive south on Route 199 for about 1.5 miles and turn left on Wardwell Point Road. Follow Wardwell Point Road for nearly a half mile until you reach Till’s Point Road on the right. Follow this road across a field for approximately quarter of a mile. As the road bends left, stay straight and the parking area will be about 500 feet ahead on the right.

Get directions from Google Maps Printable preserve map (629KB PDF)

Notes on topography, flora, and fauna

Due to the diverse forest, consisting of pine, red oak, and spruce-fir stands, the preserve is home to nearly three dozen species of breeding songbirds. The Tills Point shoreline is also an ideal location for observing shorebirds, seals, ospreys, and bald eagles. The view from the south shore encompasses a broad array of undeveloped, protected shoreline with broad mudflats at low tide.

Bog bridging trail leading into the woods

How Tills Point became open to the public

MCHT acquired the Tills Point Preserve in 2006.

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

Preserve information/guidelines

  • No camping permitted
  • No Fires Permitted
  • Stay on Established Trails
    • Foot Traffic Only - Trails Are Not Suitable for Wheeled Vehicles
  • Carry Out All Trash
    • Including Human and Pet Waste and Toilet Paper
  • Keep Pets Under Control
  • Please Respect the Privacy of Preserve Neighbors
  • Do Not Remove Archaeological Artifacts