Southern Corea Heath Trail

This trail offers excellent wildlife viewing within the Maine Coastal Island National Wildlife Refuge and provides an easy hike leading to an observation platform overlooking Corea Heath.
Trail Activity
Accessible Adventure Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing Walking
0.40 miles, Round Trip
Gravel/Crushed Stone, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


Corea Heath Trail is a 0.2 mile wheelchair accessible trail surrounded by stunted trees and shrubs. The flat, gravel-surfaced trail leads to an observation platform with a 270-degree view of the heath. The wooden platform is roughly 9 x 11 feet, and is accessed via a 3-foot wide and 34-foot long ramp. This trail offers a rare opportunity to experience a coastal plateau bog (heath) with its unique and specialized plants and excellent wildlife habitat.  

Other Information

Corea Heath Division is part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MCINWR), a complex of islands and coastal properties, stretching from York to Washington Counties, managed and preserved primarily for seabird nesting and coastal wading bird habitat. The Refuge includes four mainland units and over 50 islands, protecting a total of over 8,000 acres.

To protect the refuge's wildlife and habitats, while using the trails please comply with the following:

  • The trails are open during daylight hours only.
  • Dogs are allowed on mainland divisions only and must be on hand-held leashes no longer than 10 feet.
  • Snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and open fires are not allowed.
  • Please stay on the trail and platform, damaging or removing any plants from a National Wildlife Refuge is illegal. 

Trail Manager

 Visit Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge online for more information or contact:

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
PO Box 279
Milbridge, ME 04658
Phone: (207) 546-2124

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Trail Tips

Minimize Campfire Impacts
Keep campfires small and contained to established fire rings in permitted sites only.
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Trailhead Information

Coming from Ellsworth on US-1, turn right onto 195 south in Gouldsboro and follow 4.8 miles to Prospect Harbor. At the junction with ME-186, turn left, and drive 0.1mile and turn right onto 195 (Corea Rd). Coming from Machias on US-1, turn left onto ME-186, then turn left onto ME-195 in Prospect Harbor (Corea Rd). Continue on ME-195 for 2.6 miles and then turn right into the Refuge parking lot.

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