Tidal Falls

In Hancock

The Conservancy owns these 4.2 acres overlooking the reversing falls in the Taunton River, and the State of Maine holds the easement on the preserve.  The property is open to the public for day use, and FBC's office is located on the 2nd floor of the building. 

Tidal Falls is an excellent place to picnic.  There is a  pavilion, tables, and two iron grills.  Directions.

Ellsworth photographer Debbie Stahre spends a lot of time at the preserve taking wildlife photos.  See Debbie's work.


DIRECTIONS:  From Ellsworth travel north 8 miles on US Route 1 to the village of Hancock. Go through the village, turn right onto Eastside Road, go .7 mile to Tidal Falls Road, turn left and drive to the end of the road.
          From Sullivan, Eastside Road is the first left after you cross the bridge. 

 A generous grant from Land for Maine's Future helped preserve Tidal Falls.


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FBC's Short Hikes Map. These day hikes on FBC's preserves include many beautiful natural areas and great views.


FBC Preserves

Baker Hill
Branch Lake
Corea Heath
Frances B. Wood
Hardwood Hill Island
Indian Point 
Kilkenny Cove/Old Pond Railway   
Little Tunk Pond   
Long Ledges    
Mariaville Falls   
Salt Pond
Schoodic Bog
Tidal Falls
Tucker Mountain 
Upper West Bay Pond 
Vernal Pools