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La Verna Preserve

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Route 32, Bristol, ME
+1 207-563-2196
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An enjoyable ramble through the woods to the sea - and back

La Verna Preserve is one of the larger tracts owned and maintained by the Pemaquid Watershed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HughNL
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Maywood, New Jersey
Great hidden gem

While not one of the most well known preserves this gem has great trails, well marked. Great ocean... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
EVC_Stearns
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New Boston, New Hampshire
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Route 32, Bristol, ME
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"picnic lunch"
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"parking area"
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"a small parking lot"
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"preserves"
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"easy hike"
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"nice hike"
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"rocky coastline"
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"bring your camera"
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"maine coast"
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"on the rocks"
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"bugs"
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"forest"
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"association"
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"ledge"
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"trail"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

La Verna Preserve is one of the larger tracts owned and maintained by the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) and as such offers a great variety of habitats through which to hike and explore. I would rate the trails as Easy, often more walking that hiking,...More

Thank HughNL
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

While not one of the most well known preserves this gem has great trails, well marked. Great ocean views, and An osprey nest. Highly recommend.

Thank EVC_Stearns
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The trail system is very well marked and not complicated. You get a nice hike through a beautifully maintained trail in the forest and it leads to an amazing iconic Maine shoreline of rugged rocks, evergreens, and the beautiful blue bay. We stop here every...More

1  Thank Chubsyn
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I grew up in this area during the summers. We always enjoyed a walk "Back shore". The Laverne Preserve had preserved my memories forever. It's a very well planned and easy hike to absolutely gorgeous views of the rugged Maine coastline. Plan on at least...More

2  Thank sorrylaurie
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

One of the best features of Maine is all of its Preserves - lands held for public use and cared for by various land trusts. LaVerna Preserve is one of the properties of the Pemaquid Watershed Association and is well worth a morning or afternoon...More

Thank Joan P
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A great nature walk that has a series of trails to through the woods and along the coast. Great views and easy to navigate.

1  Thank Rob E
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely, easy 20 minute walk out to wonderful ocean vistas - and free! Well worth it. So beautiful!

Thank 800Abby
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

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
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