Posted on March 21, 2015 and last updated on December 23, 2019

Seal Cove Shore Preserve, South Bristol


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: 1.2-mile walk
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: fresh and saltwater wetlands, Seal Cove

 The 1.2-mile wooded loop includes about 3,000 feet of water frontage, and is a good spot to see wading birds. The walking is fairly easy, and there are two benches in picturesque spots on Seal Cove. 

The land trust map, shown below, also includes the trail map for Tracy Shore and Library Park, two nearby preserves. 

Directions: Located on the S Road in South Bristol off of Route 129, about 11 miles south of Damariscotta. Follow the S Road around the base of Seal Cove then stay right and turn north. The preserve trailhead will be on your right.


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