The mission of the Friends of Sears Island (FOSI) is to support permanent protection of Sears Island’s environmental and cultural resources; preserve its marine, shoreland, and forest ecosystems; and encourage educational and low-impact recreational uses of the island. Sears Island offers visitors . . .
|• Easy access by causeway with parking
• Miles of quiet, wild shoreline
and several easy-to-moderate trails to explore
• Wildlife watching and historic sites
|• Dogs permitted; horseback riding on roads
• Abundant botanical and geological features
• Outdoor activities all year long, such as
picknicking, kayaking, and snowshoeing
Blue Hill 30 miles
Walking on Sears Island
There are many places to walk on Sears Island; the island is 2 miles north to south; maintained trails are marked *; mileages on trails are approximate.
Shoreline Trail – about 5 mi. around; some places are impassable when the tide is in because of steep banks, so please consider the tide before you start;
Jetty Road – about 1.5 mi., most of which is paved; for a lovely view down the bay walk up the rise on the left at the end of the road, to a space next to some birches;
Cell Tower Road – the gravel road that branches left off the paved road – about 2 mi. from the gate to the tower now used by cell phone companies; from the tower it’s about 300 yds. to a high bank at the shore, this path is overgrown;
*Homestead Trail – about 0.67 mi., begins at the apple tree on the northeast end of the island and comes out to the Tower Road; just before a field look to the left for remains of the cellar of the old farmhouse;
*Loop Trail – about 0.4 mi., begins and ends at the Tower Rd., branches arching overhead are charming in winter snow and peaceful any time of year;
*Blue Trail – about 0.35 mi., begins beyond Loop Trail off Tower Rd. and leads to a beach with views to east and a nice spot for lunch;
*Green Trail – accessed from the Jetty Rd. and leads about 0.6 mi. west, across a stream to the west shore; you can walk back to the gate along the shore at half tide or lower.
* – maintained by FOSI
Enjoy the trails at your own risk. Please follow these guidelines so others may enjoy them too:
– No fires are allowed on the island.
– “Carry in/Carry out” and leave no waste on the island.
– Dogs must be under control at all times; dogs that exhibit any form of aggressive behavior must be on a leash.
– If you are walking with your dog(s) please use baggies for their waste and place the baggies in the waste barrel.
Note: Hunting is permitted on Sears Island during from October 1 through December 31 – please be mindful of this.
We greatly appreciate the support of
our business and organization members!
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