Town of Falmouth, Maine
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
Location:¬†¬†Mussell Cove¬†is accessible¬†from Old Mill Road, which is off of Foreside Road.¬†
Parking:¬† There is roadside parking for 2 or 3 cars.¬†¬†
Description:¬†¬†¬†There is a¬†short trail (approx. 0.2 miles)¬†which leads to¬†a scenic overlook¬†of Mussell Cove.¬†This small trail¬†begins at the end of Old Mill Road. It meanders through the woods to the site of an old tidal mill¬†and leads to the tidal¬†area of Mussell Cove.¬†The trail is short and has rocky, grassy areas, and clam flats.
Natural Features:¬†¬†If the tide is right, you can see water rushing through a narrow gut separating Mill Creek and Mussell Cove. Several species of shore birds use this area as a feeding ground when the tide is low. Osprey and herons also frequent¬†Mussell Cove.¬†¬†
Historical:¬† According to Town historians, the mill¬†once located at Mussell Cove¬†first milled grain,¬†and¬†later on,¬†lumber.¬†
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