QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 145 acres
- Trail Mileage: 3.4 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: views of the bay and cove, shore trail, mossy forests
The forests in this 145-acre preserve are quite enchanting. I walked a preserve once that was described as being a “moss garden.” While that one didn’t quite live up to this promise, this one truly does! The woods are blanketed with soft moss (sphagnum? among others), and are pretty. Unfortunately the trails closer to the shore were not as enchanting. They were overgrown, and since it had recently rained, were quite wet. You’re best bet is to walk along the rocky beach as much as you can (and this is actually part of the trail). The total trail network is about 3.5 miles.
Directions: From Route 1, turn onto Route 187/Indian River Road. In two miles, turn right on Wescogus Road. Continue about 1.5 miles and turn left on East Side Road. Go about 6 miles and turn right onto Mooseneck Road. Continue to the Union Church, on your left in about 1 mile. The trailhead is behind the Union Church, and you can park in its lot.