QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 302 acres
- Trail Mileage: 1.3 miles in network
- Pets: no
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: forest, Merrymeeting Bay, Chops Creek, brook, tidal marsh
The Coffin Wildflower Reservation includes trails on both sides of Route 128. The trails are well-marked, and take you along the river, on the western side, and to a little bog on the eastern side. Here’s a list of all the plants you can find on your walk here.
Note — There is a short spur that heads off the main loop of the preserve, on the Merrymeeting Bay side, onto private property. It can be a bit confusing to discern where the preserve boundary is, so be on the lookout for the signs marking the Reservation line.
Down a short ways on Chopps Point Road, you’ll find the lovely Merrymeeting Fields Preserve, which I egregiously conflated with this preserve for years! They’re both worth visiting.
Directions: To get to the wildflower preserve, take Route 1 North to Route 127 (just across Bath bridge), from there turn left onto Route 128. Follow a few miles to Chopps Point Road, and turn left, the parking lot and kiosk should be closeby on the right. For the wildflower sanctuary, park on the your left immediately north of a blue sign for Chopps Crossing.