Length: About 1 mile
Seal Cove Shore Preserve lies on the western side of the cove bearing its name. A wooded property, it contains fresh and saltwater wetlands, towering white pines, and 3,000 feet of water frontage. The shoreline is marked by a minor cove or “bight” frequented by wading birds and small fish, including at least two species of sticklebacks–native minnows. Seal Cove itself provides wading bird and waterfowl habitat and supports extensive and economically significant clam flats.
Watch a short video on this preserve (November 12, 2014).
Managing organizations: Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
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A spur trail leads along a ridge then crosses primeval wetland to the start of a one mile loop. We recommend walking the loop counterclockwise for the best views.
Directions to Trailhead:
Located on the S Road in South Bristol off of Route 129, about 11 miles south of Damariscotta and 1.5 miles north of The Gut. Follow the S Road around the base of Seal Cove then stay right and turn north. The preserve trailhead will be on your right.