Time: Wed, Sep 13, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: South Bristol
Hike Date: 9/13/17
Land Trust: Damariscotta River Association
Leader’s name: Sarah Gladu
Hike name or Preserve: Seal Cove
Description: 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 more than 2,000 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.
Length in miles: approx. 1 mi.
Difficulty (easy, moderate or strenuous): easy with some uneven footing
Directions to the 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.
Car pool meeting time: 9:00 am (at Friends Mtg House, Damariscotta)
Time to meet at the trailhead: 9:30 am
Wednesday Walkers is group of cooperating land trusts, organizations and individuals working together to offer weekly hikes from May to November. These groups include: Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Georges River Land Trust, Medomak Valley Land Trust, Damariscotta River Association, Pemaquid Watershed Association, Midcoast Conservancy, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Phippsburg Land Trust, Spectrum Generations and Chewonki.