Posted on July 20, 2017 and last updated on July 19, 2022

Sandy Cove Trail, Trescott Township


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~ 1 mile (one way)
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: sandy beach, secluded cove

The wooden posted sign to this trail is small, old and worn-looking. The parking area is a small grassy spot for just two cars. The trail is unblazed and at least in the beginning, is just a narrow track through overgrown grass and weeds (in July, 2017). Yet, once you get to the woods, the path becomes easier to follow and walk, though there appear to be persistent muddy patches. If you take the path down to the shore — about a mile — you will come out on a spectacular sandy beach, which you might have to yourself. It is a good place for a cold swim!

Directions: The trailhead is off Route 191 (Dixie Road), about 1.8 miles south of Boot Cove Road on the right, if you’re coming from the north. The sign is small, on a wooden post, just a little ways past Haycock Harbor Road and Havenhurst Road.

3 comments to “Sandy Cove Trail, Trescott Township”
3 comments to “Sandy Cove Trail, Trescott Township”
  1. Here is an update from someone who walked the trail in 2018:

    The first 300 meters or so were basically wandering through a thick swamp of tall grass and dense bugs. I thought we must be in the wrong place. I was actually about to turn around – but pushed on a bit past a small stream and then finally saw a clear trail heading up a small hill of pines. From there it was very straightforward to the beach.

  2. I’ve walked this trail many times. The reward at the end of the trail is worth trudging through the puckerbrush at the beginning. Who owns this property? Is it private or is it a preserve?

  3. I agree, it’s worth the trudge through the puckerbrush. I am not sure who owns the property, but I would bet it’s privately owned since there’s very little info about it online.

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