Woodward Cove

Important Habitat

Shellfish Harvest Area

Scenic Viewshed

This 18-acre fee property was purchased from the Unitarian Universalist Church in 2016 for conservation and public use. The property provides key access for wormers and clammers to some of Brunswick’s most productive mud flats. The property protects about 1,500 feet of undeveloped forested shoreline adjacent to an intact saltmarsh, both critical to ecological, habitat, and scenic values of upper Woodward Cove.

A parking area is located off of Gurnet Road/Route 24 where a water access trail for clammers, wormers, and hand carry boat users leads to Woodward Cove. A winding, lollipop shaped loop trail just under a half mile long is also accessible from the parking area featuring gentle hills, views of the marsh, and numerous apple trees.

Woodward Cove

Trail Details

This property has water access trail for clammers, wormers, and hand carry boats and a winding, lollipop shaped loop trail just under a half mile long featuring gentle hills, views of the marsh, and numerous apple trees.

Trail Use Restrictions

  • Open dawn to dusk
  • No off-road vehicles, bicycles, snowmobiles, or horses
  • On-leash dogs permitted (dog waste removal required)
  • No fires or camping, except with prior permission from BTLT
  • Stay on marked trails
  • Hunting by permission only
  • Observe posted trail rules

Directions to Woodward Cove: On the east side of Gurnet Road in Brunswick. From Maine Street in Brunswick, driving north, turn right just before the river and onto the Coastal Connector/US Route 1 North. Take the exit for Cooks Corner/Gurnet Rd/ME-24 S. Go straight at the light after the off ramp, staying on Gurnet Rd/ME-24 S. Continue South on Route 24 for 2.2 miles. Turn left into gravel parking area on the left side of the road.

Map: Trails at Woodward Cove