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Edgar M. Tennis Preserve

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Address: Stonington, Deer Isle, ME
Phone Number: 207-367-2448
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Area offering walks through the woods and along the coast.

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Make this hike a MUST!

We almost didn't do this trail because we heard so much about Barred Island and what a mistake it would have been! This is a treasure with breathtaking scenery and a tiny cemetery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
LisaBrock
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We almost didn't do this trail because we heard so much about Barred Island and what a mistake it would have been! This is a treasure with breathtaking scenery and a tiny cemetery full of interesting local history. It winds through beautiful pines and makes its way along the coastline with some steep drops (for the area) and pink granite... More 

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Thank LisaBrock
Centerville, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Have done this hike numerous times and always enjoyed it. It is a challenging hike but well with it.

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Thank nanaellie629
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Went early in the morning and brought our boxer. Didn't see anyone else on the trail. It was a little buggy and we got bit since we forgot bug spray. Lots of nice photo ops. Supposedly there's a geocache but we couldn't find it.

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Thank Nekaya33
Myersville
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Got a trail map from The Island Hertiage Trust that gave us directions to find the preserve. Good thing because there is no signage. Three small pull outs are the only parking. The trail is easy to follow with bright orange blazes. the trail goes through a little field where the old foundation of a farmhouse is visible. Then it... More 

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1 Thank Tom058
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The preserve features hiking trails that go by historical sites such as the remains of farm buildings and a cool family graveyard, as well as through the woods and along the shore. There is even a beach where you can swim if you have the fortitude for Maine swimming.

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1 Thank Mary G
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Parked in the third space and hiked an easy path to an old farmstead. It was interesting to see the historic marker and learn about the family that once lived there. Apple trees were loaded with fruit, sumacs had blazing red leaves and watching the sun go down from the shore sitting on one of the old pier foundation stones... More 

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Thank Zenaida P
New Haven, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Spent several hours exploring the ocean front trails along some interesting history of the preserve.

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Thank shiraz627
High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is my favorite trail of all on the island. You go through mossy woods, coastal rocky beaches, meadows with abandoned farm buildings and orchards....peaceful and quiet and often you're the only ones on the trail.

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Thank paintergurl
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I hiked the trail along the rocky shore, and could not believe how many ocean vistas there were. Very doable, just watch out for tree roots. Couple of slight inclines on the way back through the woods, but my bad knee was still okay. Bring water!

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1 Thank Laura D
maine
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The views are amazing on this hike. We've hiked all the trails on the island and this is by far the most scenic. A close second would be Barred Island. It's a little hard to find but well worth the trouble.

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