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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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Easy hike to dramatic Maine coast

This La Verna trail was a mostly level well kept trail through the woods, culminating in your... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
Nice hiking spot

Easy hike out to a picturesque piece of the Maine coast. Good spot for a picnic lunch. Three trail... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glen S
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Route 32, Bristol, ME
+1 207-563-2196
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This La Verna trail was a mostly level well kept trail through the woods, culminating in your arrival at a spectacular rocky point on the ocean. Rock formations were fascinating. We went a bit further along the water on the Tibbits trail. Just a few...More

Thank Doris2167
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hike out to a picturesque piece of the Maine coast. Good spot for a picnic lunch. Three trail options. Bring your bug spray, mosquitoes can be rough.

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our time and climbed all over the rocks and watched seals, guillemots, Ducks, cormorants, lobsterman, the tourist boat, etc. It's just a 2 1/2 mile hike but we spent lots of enjoyable time here. Very nice that they allow leashed dogs - the...More

Thank Sylvia G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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

1  Thank offwego2011
Reviewed 18 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

1  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
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