Posted on August 14, 2015 and last updated on January 05, 2022

Spurwink Trail, Cape Elizabeth


  • Preserve Size: 150 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.2 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Spurwink Marsh, fields, old cemetery, old orchard

This is a wonderful spot for birding, as the trail borders the Spurwink Marsh and circles a beautiful meadow. And once you know where you can enter the 150-acre preserve, it is easy to find. There was no trail kiosk when I visited, but there were several access points. The easiest one to spot is across the street from the water treatment plant. This facility is set back from the road, so don’t miss it! The other option is to park at the Gull Crest fields parking lot and walk a bit down the road to the trailhead across the street. Also, when I was there the trail did not continue to Spurwink Church as the map seems to indicate, or if it does, I couldn’t find it.

Directions: According to the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, parking for the Spurwink Trail is directly across from the water treatment plant on Spurwink Avenue or at the pump station also on the west side of Spurwink Ave., or at the top of the hill next to the Gull Crest Fields entrance.


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