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Aerial view of island - rocky shore, lighthouse, and green center
Straitsmouth Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Rockport © Thacher Island Association

Trails at Straitsmouth Island

Explore 0.33 miles of trails at Straitsmouth Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

The island is open June-August: Please sign in at the Keeper House with the Thacher Island Association volunteer keepers.

Trail Map

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Trail Description

Manton Trial 

Distance: 0.3 miles

Follow the main trail across the island from the boat launch to the lighthouse. Watch for nesting seabirds and wading birds such as Common Eider, Double-crested cormorant and little blue heron.