QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 128 acres
- Trail Mileage: 2.5 miles
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: grassy tracks, bay views, meadows, woodcocks
There are some nice places on this peninsula, the best being the 1.1-mile Rocky Point loop trail. You can find this path if you drive down Commissary Point Road all the way past the last farm house to the gate, where there is a small place to park. The path includes a couple of shore access points, but its high point is a rocky outcrop overlooking the cove.
The other 1.2-mile loop trail here is closer to the Cobscook Community Learning Center. If you drive past the center on Commissary Point Road, you’ll see a place to park near a sign for the wildlife management area here. Walk past the gate down the grassy mown path. After 900 feet, you’ll see a little blazed trail to the left. It takes you to a stream and loops back to the caretaker’s cottage (or someone’s cottage). It’s not easy to find the trail from the school’s end.
I don’t think it’s worth doing more here than these two loops. If you want, you can walk along the overgrown tracks to try to get to the shore (it’s not the easiest) but the roads aren’t kept up for walkers. You can find more info here.
Directions: Take Route 1 to Route 189. Go 1.7 miles east on Route 189. At the sign for the Cobscook Community Learning Center, turn left onto Commissary Point Road. You can park by the Dennison sign or continue past the last house on the right to a small parking lot for the Rocky Point trail.