Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary

Bath, Maine

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A series of looping trails follow the spruce-covered shore of Back Cove and the narrow rocky channel between Foster Point and Williams Island. The hike also passes two small ponds and meadows. There are several places along the trails where you can access the shore. Although at low tide much of Back Cove is a mudflat, it is still quite scenic. The hike first follows the Red Trail across a meadow that slopes down to Back Cove. Meadows like this one are a great place to find butterflies and summer birds. They also harbor ticks. When you walk through the screen of trees to the shore, make sure to check yourself for unwanted hitchhikers. From the Red Trail, follow the Blue Trail down across the bridge over a narrow inlet that looks more like a creek. Fol- low the Blue Trail as it loops up to and around several small points.
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by Greg Westrich (Falcon Guides)

A series of looping trails follow the spruce-covered shore of Back Cove and the narrow rocky channel between Foster Point and Williams Island. The hike also passes two small ponds and meadows. There are several places along the trails where you can access the shore. Although at low tide much of Back Cove is a mudflat, it is still quite scenic.

The hike first follows the Red Trail across a meadow that slopes down to Back Cove. Meadows like this one are a great
place to find butterflies and summer birds. They also harbor
ticks. When you walk through the screen of trees to the
shore, make sure to check yourself for unwanted hitchhikers.
From the Red Trail, follow the Blue Trail down across the
bridge over a narrow inlet that looks more like a creek. Fol-
low the Blue Trail as it loops up to and around several small
points.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bath
Distance: 2.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: May-Oct
Local Contacts: Maine Audubon, (207) 781-2330, http:// maineaudubon.org/find-us/ hamilton-sanctuary
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas & Gazetteer map 6; USGS Orrs Island
Driving Directions: Directions to Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary

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