Local Natural Wonders - Day 35
Local Natural Wonders - Day 35 - Wilbur Preserve in Phippsburg Maine
This 10 acre preserve at the end of Cox’s Head road includes lovely woods and a stunning view from the summit. A 1/4 mile trail winds past a spring fed pond two thirds of the way to the summit which once provided water to the adjacent homes, and a Revolutionary War garrison on the summit. Your easy ascent begins amongst a wild Apple Orchard. The view from the summit includes all of Atkins Bay, the western coasts of Gerogetown, and to the south the Popham Colony area, Popham Village, and Fort Popham and the islands off the beach ( Phippsburg Land Trust.)
From Rte. 209 at Winnegance proceed 4 miles to the Bisson’s Center Store and turn left onto Parker Head Rd. Follow Parker Head Road 4 miles to Cox’s Head Rd on the left. Proceed slowly on Parker Head Rd. as you turn off Rte. 209 (Center Village) and after you pass the cemetary on the left into Parker Head Village, the road is narrow and winding. Cox’s Head Rd. is gravel and also very narrow and winding, proceed .6 miles out Cox’s Head Rd., staying on the road and not turning into any of the cottage lanes, you will see a sign pointing to ‘Wilbur Preserve’ and the road becomes the Green Point Rd. Proceed .25 miles to the parking area on the left.