Posted on March 21, 2015 and last updated on August 16, 2017

Library Park, South Bristol


  • Preserve Size: 16 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.8 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: John’s Bay, views of Witch Island

Tracy Shore trails in blue, Library Park trails in green

Library Park’s trails begin at the local library, and loop down toward John’s Bay. I found the trail a bit hard to follow in the wintertime. But the meandering was well worth the moment when we stepped out onto a mossy little cove, with pretty views over the bay and a small island. The Damariscotta River Association has good info on this walk, as they do on all their preserves. The trail also connects to Tracy Shore. Library Park has about .8 miles of trails, and Tracy Shore has about 1.1 miles.

Directions:  Library Park is located just off of Route 129 in South Bristol, 12 or so miles south of Damariscotta. Park at Rutherford Library — there are trail signs near the parking lot.


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