This preserve lies on the western side of Mount Desert Island, on the Indian Point peninsula.
The preserve features mature forests, as well as more than 1,000 feet of frontage on the rocky shore of Western Bay.
The preserve was donated to The Nature Conservancy by Donald and Zelina Blagden in 1968.
The forested preserve is dominated by red spruce, northern white cedar and balsam fir. Yellow and white birch, red oak and red maple are more common along the forest edge and in forest gaps created by blowdowns. A large stand of tamarack grows at the center of the preserve.
The preserve supports abundant wildlife, including white-tailed deer, porcupines, ruby-crowned kinglets and osprey, as well as 12 species of warblers and six woodpecker species. Along the shore, harbor seals sun on rock ledges.