Jordan Homestead and Indian Point Preserves (Ellsworth)

The Frenchman Bay Conservancy maintains two preserves less than a mile from each other adjacent to the Union River in Ellsworth.  I had dropped my kids off at the Volta Climbing Gym in Trenton so decided to explore both of them.

The Jordan Homestead Preserve is only 31 acres but feels larger.  A 1.1 mile roundtrip trail leads through a mature forest to 3,000 feet of waterfront shoreline.  I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty and solitude of this preserve, having not expected much due to it's proximity to downtown Ellsworth.

A short distance away is the Indian Point Preserve.  A 0.9 mile trail leads through a forest to the shoreline of the Union River, from which downtown Ellsworth can be seen.  Interpretative signs line the trail highlighting plant life and the native American history of the land.  Nearby traffic can be heard along the trail but otherwise it is a beautiful hike. 

On the above map Jordan Homestead is the green trail and Indian Point is the blue trail.  Despite it being a Saturday afternoon in August I did not see anyone else on either hike. 


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