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La Verna Preserve

#3 of 5 things to do in Bristol Features Animals
Route 32, Bristol, ME
+1 207-563-2196
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Don't Miss This Hike!

I have hiked many places along the rock bound coast of Maine and this preserve ranks among one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Maine
Great water views on walkway

a preserve that has a nice walk along the water. went on a overcast day in may, coolish, around 50... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Route 32, Bristol, ME
+1 207-563-2196
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have hiked many places along the rock bound coast of Maine and this preserve ranks among one of the most enjoyable. The trails are very well maintained and marked. Nature is beautiful throughout. Once you get to the trail along the Atlantic Ocean the...More

Thank TundraJayco
Reviewed 12 May 2017

a preserve that has a nice walk along the water. went on a overcast day in may, coolish, around 50 degrees. about a half hour walk to the shoreline and a wonderful view of the water and rocky coastline. we saw several pairs of mergansers....More

Thank offwego2011
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lollypop hiking loop through nice forest and then the highlight--1/2 mile of trail along the rocky shore of the ocean with big vista of water and islands near and far. Trail well maintained and marked. Maps available at kiosk at parking area.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A friend told us of this trail so we decided to take short ride to Bristol, and walk this trail. We started off on the Lavern a trail and took a right on the Ellis trail. What we found were excellent views of the ocean,...More

Thank Zipride
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had a hard time initially finding this place as gps was incorrect. We were glad we found it though. The trail was very well marked and the views were amazing. About a 2 and a half mile walk.

Thank Salvatore M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

La Verna Preserve, on route 32 in Bristol is a lovely wooded area that leads to amazing views of the ocean on a rocky coastline. Dogs are allowed and the trails are gently sloping and suitable for most people with proper footwear. You can take...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

La Verna is an easy, gentle sloped hike. Wear good shoes as there are plenty of roots. Also poison ivy, but it is well marked by signs. The views of the ocean are simplu, AMAZING! There are various look out points for different views. Bring...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I am an 'older' hiker, and found the trails well groomed and easy to walk on. Some hills, bridges and twists and turns added interest--but the reward was coming to the shore and the grand rocky coast! Wish the poison ivy weren't so prevalent or...More

Thank Careyleah
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Love this beautiful hike through the woods that leads to the gorgeous coastline. Very peaceful walk and the trails are well marked and maintained.

Thank Alitha Y
Reviewed 1 September 2015

When I was first going to enter the trail I did a quick review of what I was going to find there. It seemed like it might be a little short, but once in there I found that there was a decent hiking distance available...More

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