Beech Hill is a one of my favorite spots. It is what I see in the distance when we are returning to Rockport Harbor on the boat, and it is a wonderful place for an easy hike.
At the top is Beech Nut, a historical sod cottage built in 1917 as a picnic spot for a summer estate.
Originally, it was reached by carriage, but these days one hikes a 3/4 mile trail. Both sides of the trail are surrounded by the Beech Hill Preserve where the Coastal Mountain Land Trust grows those wonderful little Maine blueberries. If you time the hike when the blueberries are ripe, you just might be able to gather a handful or two along the edge of the trail.
Fall is a particularly beautiful time of year to hike the trail to the top. The blueberry fields are ablaze with crimson.
In one direction Penobscot Bay is in full view,
in another a lake glistens in the sun.
Turn away from the water and the Camden Hills provide a different dimension to the landscape.
I take time to enjoy every little thing that is front of me and to give thanks for the beauty and tranquility of this place.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
6 thoughts on “Atop Beech Hill”
i can see why this is one of your most favorite places….beautiful…and love that sod house!
Linda, beautiful place to hike…enjoyed tagging along!
A real pretty area Lulu ~ wonderful photographs.
That looks like a great hike with benefits!
so peaceful – sort of wish I was there
Beautiful pictures of stunning nature beauty!!!