Howland Marsh

This property was acquired from the Howland Family in 1995.


Quietly tucked into the southeast corner of Planting Island Cove lie almost 9 acres of serene and unspoiled refuge for shore birds and marine life. The walkway into the marsh makes possible an intimate view of osprey, terns, oystercatchers and ever-present seagulls. Low tide reveals the oysters, mussels, quahogs, and several species of crab that populate the mud flats.


Point Road, about 2.5 miles from the traffic light on Route 6, on the right hand side. About 100 yards past Rogers Drive.

Click here for a virtual tour of Howland Marsh or click here for the Howland Marsh Trail Map!

Howland Marsh

Sippican Lands Trust Rules and Regulations

  • Our land is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • No Drugs or Alcohol.
  • Pets should be under their owner’s control and dispose of pet waste thoughtfully.
  • No smoking or fires.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • No littering.
  • No camping.
  • Leave the plants, animals, and geology as you find them.
  • No hunting on SLT property, except with SLT's permission.
  • No unauthorized postings on SLT properties.
  • Parking for visitors of the Sippican Lands Trust, where applicable. Not all properties have dedicated parking.