Posted on October 4, 2017 and last updated on May 26, 2020

Plaisted Preserve, Owls Head


  • Preserve Size: 10 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .8 mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Broad Cove, Rockland Harbor

A lovely .8-mile looped walk takes you to the gorgeous Broad Cove with views of the Camden Hills. The trail comes out on a bluff overlooking the cove, where there is a roughly made bench. You can also use the ropes to scramble down a steep path to the beach. Be mindful of the private house that shares the cove. 

The parking area is small, big enough for about three cars. The path is lovingly tended to and very well made.

Directions: The preserve is off North Shore Drive, just about .3 miles from the intersection with Main Street (which becomes Lighthouse Road, and is the road you take to get to Owls Head State Park).


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