QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: 0.5-mile loop
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Dennys River, mature white pine
We saw an amazing spectacle at this small Cobscook Shores preserve on the Dennys River. As we got closer to the river, we kept hearing loud splashes and noticed frothing on the water surface. When we looked closer, we saw the silvery glint of leaping fish. Then we witnessed a seal lunge high out of the water after them!
For several more minutes we watched the seals hunt the fish, though they never vaulted out of the water again in such a dramatic way. We did see quick flashes of fins, lots of splashes, and finally, when the seals had eaten their fill, two sloped heads and large eyes floating along, looking at us.
The path makes a loop from the parking lot. One end starts by the kiosk. The easy path weaves through the woods and then follows the high bank of the wooded shore. Eventually it intersects with an old woods road that brings you back to the preserve parking area. The loop is about 0.5 miles.
Directions: The small parking lot is at the end of Foster Lane, off Route 1, and across the intersection of Routes 1 and 86.