Wilson's Cove Trail

A one-quarter mile trail leads from the small parking lot next to the Harpswell Neck Road to a cliff at the shore of Wilson's Cove. The cliff offers a scenic outlook onto Middle Bay.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Walking Hiking
0.60 miles, Round Trip
Dirt/Forest Floor


This short out-and-back trail brings hikers to a dramatic cliff overlooking Wilson’s Cove. The views up and down Middle Bay and across to Birch Island are spectacular. The end of the trail provides a quiet place to sit beneath the red oaks and take in the water, land and sky. On a still day, the reflection along the shore shimmers on the water and the retreating tide reveals seaweed-covered rocks for roosting gulls and cormorants. The Wilson’s Cove Trail is on privately owned land that is protected forever by a conservation easement.

Other Information


  • Open dawn to dusk.
  • Carry in, carry out.
  • Pedestrian use only.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • No overnight parking.
  • No open fires.
  • No camping.
  • Dogs must be on leash.
  • Carry out all dog waste.
  • No hunting or discharge of firearms.
  • Please respect wildlife, neighbors and other users.
  • This trail is on private property. Please respect the owner’s privacy.
  • Power driven mobility devices are not allowed.

Trail Manager

Visit Harpswell Heritage Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
PO Box 359
Harpswell, ME 04079
Phone: (207) 721-1121
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Make a small campsite, preferably where there is no vegetation.
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Trailhead Information

Wilson’s Cove Trail is located at 698 Harpswell Neck Road. From the intersection of ME-123 and Bath Road at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, follow ME-123 south for 7.4 miles. Look for a small parking lot and sign on the right.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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