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Mackworth Island, Falmouth

Categories: Islands, State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Mackworth Island is an approximately 100acre island in Falmouth, Maine, adjacent to its border with Portland, Maine. In 1631, Sir Ferdinando Gorges gave the island to Arthur Mackworth, his deputy in Casco Bay, and the island has retained his name. There is a causeway connecting the island to the mainland in Falmouth. Visitors to the island must pass by a tollhouse; cars can enter the island but parking is limited. There is a footpath around the perimeter of the island with views of Falmouth, Portland, and other islands surrounding the bay. The island is heavily wooded. Mackworth Island has a beautiful rocky shore and offers ample opportunities for surf fisherman of Bluefish and Stripers.Governor Baxter School for The DeafIn 1957, Maine's governor Percival P. Baxter deeded his summer home on the island to create the Governor Baxter School for The Deaf (formerly known as the Maine School for The Deaf). The school is infamous for a sexual abuse scandal which became public in 1981 and involved the school's principal and superintendent.
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  • Macworth island is a great place to explore and have small adventure. There are trails in the woods with some leading up on the beach. 
  • This was a very nice stroll around the island. We went down to a small beach area. One thing that would have been nice to have is a bathroom facility half way around. The swings were fun and the ferry...  read more »
  • This is a very pretty one and a quarter mile loop around Mackworth Island. You will enjoy gorgeous views of Casco bay as you meander your way through a woodsy trail. There are benches to sit and enjoy...  read more »
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