Edgar M Tennis Preserve– a forest walk along the shore and through the fields of an old farm. Part of Island Heritage Trust
Distance: 2-3 miles total.
Location: Deer Isle, Maine. Off Sunshine Rd on Tennis Rd
Parking: A couple small parking areas provide space for maybe 5 cars. Short, steep, rough dirt hill leading up to parking. Low cars beware.
Use: Good for hiking, running, snowshoeing. Love trail running here.
Wildlife: Most likely to see seagulls, cormorants, heron along the shore. Be sure to check out Toothacher Ledges for seals.
Wilderness Experience: Not far from the town of Deer Isle, but this is a small town. Sunshine Rd is usually fairly quiet. You’ll most likely hear boats though. Otherwise this will feel fairly remote.
Trail: Mostly soft forest floor covered in pine and spruce needles. Expect a fair amount of roots and some rock, but nothing serious and no elevation to speak of.
Summit: No summit. Just flat trail following the shore for the most part. Many excellent views of the shore!