Posted on June 19, 2019 and last updated on September 03, 2019

Woodward Cove, Brunswick


  • Preserve Size: 24 acres
  • Trail Mileage: .4 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Woodward Cove

The 24 acres preserved here ensure access to the mudflats for clammers and wormers. A .1-mile trail takes you to the reedy-lined tidal cove, which, save for one big prominent home, feels undeveloped, and so is quiet and pretty. The short lollipop-shaped trail on the preserve includes a ledgy high point where you can see the cove through the trees. The traffic from Route 24, a major road to Harpswell, was quite loud.

Directions: From Maine Street in Brunswick, driving north, turn right just before the river onto Route 1 North. Take the exit for Cooks Corner. Go straight at the light after the off ramp, staying on Gurnet Rd (Route 24). Continue south on Route 24 for 2.2 miles. Turn left into gravel parking area on the left side of the road. It’s easy to miss!


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