Mt. Percival and Bird Hill (Northport)
My younger son and I went to Northport today to explore Mount Percival and the Newman Breslin Preserves, both owned and maintained by the Coastal Mountain Land Trust.
Mount Percival is a 73 acre Preserve in Northport featuring a 0.6 mile round trip trail leading to a forested summit. At one point in the early 1900s there was a lookout tower at the summit but all that remains is the stone wall foundation and cistern.
The trail to the summit was gradual and not strenuous. Here is a map of our hike. Note that parking for the preserve is along the roadway and the roadway itself was not well plowed.
The Newman and Breslin Preserve consists of 230 acres and a 2.2 mile round trip Trail that leads from Beech Hill Road to Pitcher Pond. The preserve also contains Bird Hill, a 570' hill with a forested summit and no formal trails. We elected to climb Bird Hill and came to a clearing just beyond the summit which offered expansive views of the surrounding area, including Camden Hills State Park. Here is a map of our hike.