Mainland Sea Caves - Winter Conditions
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Sandspit Trail: 0.75 mile
A well-traveled trail from the lighthouse to the sandspit on the east side of the island.
West Bay Trail: 1.0 mile
A lightly used trail from the lighthouse, past West Bay, to the northern tip of the island. After the Sand Island lighthouse was automated in 1921, Raspberry Island keepers would walk this trail to reach a spot where they could check its beacon.
Did You Know?
Black bear populations on the islands have their ups and downs. Between 2002 and 2010 the bear population on Stockton Island fell from 26 to 13. More bears were found on Oak Island (18) than on Stockton, and the numbers on Sand Island almost doubled from 6 to 10 individuals during that time.