Preserve Details

trail length
0.25 miles
difficulty level

Wilson’s Cove Trail

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

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.


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

Visitor Guidelines

  • 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.