To reach the fi rst stop along the Coecles Harbor Marine Water Trail, head southeast from the Burns Road put-in and hug the shore for a few hundred feet until you reach a small white buoy with a green oak leaf—The Nature Conservancy’s logo—painted on top. Like the trail’s other buoys, this one fl oats just 20 feet offshore, making it quite easy to fi nd amid the harbor’s dark-green waters. Paddlers may fi nd this buoy’s location a bit odd at fi rst, considering its proximity to a well-developed shoreline.
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