Trail Map (PDF)
The Kilkenny Cove Preserve and Old Pond Railway Trail is a collaboration of Crabtree Neck Land Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and FBC. The 7.5 acres of Kilkenny Cove Preserve connects the western end of the the Old Pond Railway Trail with Old Route One. The trail has parking and access from either the east (across from Hancock Town Hall) or west (on Old Route 1). Both include parking lots for 4 cars. The trail is marked with blue and is 3.25 miles in one direction. This is an excellent birding walk.
The Kilkenny Cove property provides habitat for waterfowl and wading birds and access for clammers and wormers.
Read Aislinn Sarnacki’s April 2014 1-minute hike column from the Bangor Daily News.
Directions: The eastern access is on Point Road in Hancock (1 miles south from the Hancock side of the bridge) across the road diagonally from the Hancock Town Hall. The western access is on Old Route One. From the north, drive 0.5 mile past the Hancock Grocery and turn left onto Old Route One just before Merchant Auto, drive 1.3 miles to the parking and access on the left. From the south, turn right on Old Route One 0.8 mile after Viking Lumber and drive 0.3 mile to the parking area on your right.