Posted on September 16, 2019 and last updated on July 24, 2022

Corea Heath, Gouldsboro

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 600 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.4 miles at North Corea, .4 at South Corea
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: coastal plateau bog (heath)

You can explore two parts of the preserved land here: the northern heath, which has a 1.4-mile trail on it, and the southern section, where you can reach an observation deck overlooking the vast and striking bog by walking along a flat .2-mile berm that is wheelchair accessible. This heath is a National Wildlife Refuge.

It might be advisable to wear rubber boots if you’re going to hike the loop at the Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s northern preserve. It can be very wet, even in the autumn. The trail also is quite rooty and uneven, and the bog bridges over the wettest patches can be narrow. They’re a good test of your yoga-cultivated balance! So, the walk here can be soggy and a bit of an adventure, but it is worth it. There are rocky ledges and and nice spots by the bog lake.

Directions: From Route 1, turn right onto 195 South to Prospect Harbor and Corea. Stay on the road for 4.8 miles. At the junction with 186 in Prospect Harbor, turn left, drive .1 mile and turn right on Corea Road.  Drive 2 miles and look to the left for the conservancy’s sign and parking.

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Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!