QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 71 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~2.1 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy to challenging
- Sights: Long Cove, Damariscotta River, Seal Cove
This 71-acre preserve includes a couple of loops that have lovely views of Long Cove and Seal Cove along the Damariscotta River. There are roughly 2 miles of trails.
To reach the footpaths along the waterfront, you first walk along an old road. The walking is easy on the road, but once you leave it for the footpaths, the going gets rougher in areas, especially as you head down the steep embankment to the water, and also when you walk along Seal Cove. But the views are glorious—well worth the effort.
I’ve included an official map below with helpful distances.
Directions: From US 1 in Damariscotta head south on ME 129 for 10.8 miles to South Bristol. The preserve is on your right and is marked with a DRA green and white sign. Park along the road. Access the preserve by walking up the dirt road beyond the gate.