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La Verna Preserve

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Great hiking for older children and pets

The hike starts off nice and easy. The trails are surrounded with abundant plant life. My kids... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
New Canaan, Connecticut
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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 7 August 2018
Maywood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The hike starts off nice and easy. The trails are surrounded with abundant plant life. My kids found the diversity of fungi cool. The trail ends at breathtaking views. We took the Ellis (spelling) back to the parking lot. The trail was steeper than the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 382autumnd
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HughNL
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EVC_Stearns
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Chubsyn
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank sorrylaurie
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joan P
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Rob E
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 800Abby
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Doris2167
Reviewed 9 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank VikingTacos
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3 August 2018|
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No admission or parking fee