Robert P. Tristram Coffin Wild Flower Reservation, Woolwich, ME
Hilly woods, a brook, and 1,256 feet of sandy shore and tidal marsh make up this 177-acre sanctuary, which borders lovely Merrymeeting Bay. Over 100 wildflower species--including pink lady’s slipper, yellow violet and white baneberry--grow on the site, which is located along a migratory flyway for water fowl. Other features of interest include a lovely cobbled cove, hemlock stands, and a swamp.
Kermit Smyth, 23 Juniper Road, Brunswick, ME 04011 phone: 207-725-8420
North on Maine Turnpike to exit 44; then proceed northeasterly to I-95. Continue on I-95 to exit 28 the Route 1 turn-off for Brunswick and Bath. Continue on Route 1 through Bath and 0.4 miles after crossing the Kennebec River at Bath; turn left (north) on Maine Route 127 for 2.2 miles. Bear left on Maine Route 128 and proceed 4.5 miles. There is a small parking area on your left immediately north of a blue sign for Chops Crossing with a path leading to the right coming in just behind the entrance sign.
Sanctuary Visitation Rules
The following activities are prohibited on all New England Wild Flower Society sanctuaries:
♦ Camping, Fires, or Smoking
♦ Trail bikes, trikes and ATV’s
♦ Horseback riding
♦ Removal of plant material
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE!
New England Wild Flower Society hopes you will enjoy your visit to our Sanctuaries. Please be aware there are certain risks incidental to visiting our Sanctuaries which include – but are not limited to – hills, uneven terrain, insects and slippery areas. You walk the trails at your own risk, so please exercise caution. Please note -- there is no staff at our Sanctuaries if you should encounter difficulty or require assistance.