The town of Brooksville dates back to the early 1800’s. It encompasses the villages of Harborside on Cape Rosier (also known simply as “the Cape”), South Brooksville, home to Buck’s Harbor Market and the white steepled church made famous by Robert McCloskey’s illustrations, North and South Brooksville, and Brooksville Corner.

Brooksville’s rolling fields and woodlands, it’s coves and harbors and its seat at the mouth of the Bagaduce River make it a popular destination for boating, kayaking hiking and for simply getting away from it all. Shell fishing, aquaculture and farming are staples of the town’s economy.

In addition to several Blue Hill Heritage Trust shoreline and scenic trails, the area is home to Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park on Cape Rosier which offers 7.5 miles of oceanfront and woodland hiking, diverse ecosystems, and beach access. The Park is maintained by The Friends of Holbrook Island Sanctuary, and can be accessed from the Cape Rosier Rd. For more information, including park maps, visit