Mackworth Island, Falmouth, Maine



(Originally published in the fall of 2016 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.) Last week Wayne and I took a walk around Mackworth Island in Falmouth.  The Island was donated to the State of Maine in 1946 by Governor Baxter to be used for public enjoyment and “a sanctuary for wild beasts and birds.”

No bikes are allowed on the trail.


Peaceful field.

The view along the perimeter.

Colorful ledge.

This ivy is suffocating the tree!

A beautiful pet cemetery from 1921.

Governor Baxter loved his Irish Setters.

It’s so peaceful and quiet here.


One of the benches along the trail.

The Fairy Village!

Well appointed fairy quarters. This one was my favorite.

Another bench, chained to a tree like the others. I guess they are a hot item?


This feels like a skinny mini version of the Redwoods forest. However, I’ve never been to the real Redwoods (yet), so I’m probably way off here.


I don’t know what these are but they are cute.



The afternoon sunshine was warm and welcome.

I love the shadows…

…and making them.

An unknown hardy plant with new dainty flowers.


It was a beautiful Indian Summer day unlike today which is high in the 40s!


12 thoughts on “Mackworth Island, Falmouth, Maine

  1. Am finding myself sleepless at 2:30, so just took a peaceful stroll through your enchanting woods. Can smell the fragrant grasses, see the vivid red Irish Setters, and hear the scampering fairies (do fairies scamper?). The light and shadows are magical. And yes, your comparison to our redwoods is not far off. I'm also reminded of spots along Lake Tahoe. Let me know if you ever want a tour! Sigh…I think I'll sleep better now ~


  2. I'll think of Macworth as Redwoods East. 🙂 Wayne and I have been wanting to take a trip to California within the next few years. Your state is beautiful!

    I think fairies flit about. It's the elves that scamper.


  3. Are those white things dandelions? You blow on it and the little needles or whatever they are scatter in the wind? Wish we could wear sweaters. Supposed to be in the 70s this time of year but we're still 80's. Nights are still warm, too. Here's hoping for November!


  4. As a child, we lived in a developing area that was mostly woods. Not so today, but those years taught me to really enjoy being in the forest and nature. Still that way today.


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