This wooded property 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.
The trail begins on a 0.2 mile spur that leads along a ridge, then crosses primeval wetland, to meet up with a loop trail. The 0.8 mile loop travels through the woods and along the shoreline of the cove. It is recommended to walk the loop in a counter-clockwise direction to best take advantage of the views.
For additional information, visit the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust website, or contact:Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
From Main Street in Damariscotta, head south on ME-129/Bristol Road. Go 2.9 miles and take a slight right to stay on ME-129. After 9 miles, turn right on to S Road. Follow the S Road for 0.9 miles, skirting the base of Seal Cove and keeping right as it turns north. The preserve trailhead is on the right.
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