Something New on the Trails

trails1New steps on the Burying Point TrailOur trails are complete! 2014 will be the first year without major work on the trails around Hockamock Head. If you haven’t yet tried it, plan to walk the loop from the keeper’s house to Burying Point beach, and back up to the road by way of the 42 steps built last summer by Maine Conservation Corps. Other improvements to look for this summer: There will be new signage on the trails and the new information kiosk will display maps and information for visitors. Look for the pasture roses and rugosa roses planted last summer to the west of the keeper’s house. We are hoping they have made it through the winter and will show some color along with other wild flowers in the conservation area.

trails2trails3Planting roses in the conservation area

What Visitors Have To Say

We are fortunate to have traveled to many places in this world, but still contend, by far, this is the prettiest place on earth. Stay in the keeper's house - you will not be disappointed!!!! It is special.

- Spencer, July 10, 2017

Took our weekly vacation on Swans Island, really enjoyed our great times there with our family & friends.

- Edith, April 20, 2016

Sunrises and sunsets are stunning, punctuated by the parade of lobster and sail boats.

- Barbara, August 18, 2017

I cannot express the gratitude I have for all of the dedication and hard work that has been given to the restoration of such a beautiful Light House.

- Kathy, July 2, 2017

The apartment, the weather, the people, the beach, the trails and especially the views have been exceptional.

- Ted and Carol, August 12, 2017

This has been a lifetime experience! The beauty of Swan’s Island can’t be described in words or photographs, for they just don’t do it justice….I look forward to coming back again next year!

- Lacy, September 2017

We just stayed there and it is tremendous. The view and setting is amazing. The quality of the Keeper's house (2nd floor) is excellent. It is fresh, well decorated and spacious.

- Mary, July 15, 2017

You truly have a treasure…. perched out here atop the rocks with the vast sea at the doorstep…. we watched a bright moon spilling its light onto the water, listening to the music of the waves, and wondering anew at the stars emerging in the dark sky….

- Susan, September 2017