Length: Including both the Seal Cove and Long Cove loops, the trail is 2 miles long.
The preserve consists of approximately 71 acres of wooded land with over a mile of shoreline along the Damariscotta River, with rocky points, quarries, and views of both Seal Cove and Long Cove. Originally a gift to The Nature Conservancy by the Richardson Family, the preserve is now owned by the Damariscotta River Association.
Managing Organizations: Damariscotta River Association
Trail Abstract: An access road runs from Route 129 and trails start from either side of the access road and lead to the shoreline. Several loop options are available and a winter weather cut-off called the West Ridge Trail helps avoid steep slopes in slippery conditions.
Directions to Trailhead: From US 1 in Damariscotta head south on ME 129 for 10.8 miles to South Bristol. The preserve is on your right and is marked with a DRA green and white sign. It is a mile north of the S Road. Alice Norwood Road is north of the preserve entrance and Pine Bluff Lane is south of the preserve. Park along the road. Please do not block driveway. Access the preserve by walking up the driveway, but please do not proceed beyond the sign marking private property at the tip of the point.