Van Horne Trail
|Estimated Time||1 hr 15 mins return|
|Surface Type||paved, gravel|
|Elevation Change||6 meters|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
The trail starts near the end of Water Street (main street in Saint Andrews) across from Langmaid Park. The trail is wide and paved. The trail runs across the back of a campground with several access points. The trail then crosses Water Street once again (water street loops around the point).
The trail then goes through a patch of forest passing by the access to Pagan Point Nature Preserve. The trees soon open up and you get views of a grassy inlet and Pagan Point on the right. Beyond Pagan Point is Passamaquoddy Bay.
Past the open stretch the trail it crosses another road and then goes through another patch of trees. Soon you will start to see Katy's Cove through the trees on the left. Across the cove you will see Katy's Cove Beach. The trail crosses a causeway across the mouth of Katy's Cove.
At this point you can usually see across to the Bath House and the mansion on Minister's Island. The trail travels along the shore of Passamaquoddy Bay until it reaches the Bar Road, near the crossing to Minister's Island.
There is space to park along Water Street near Langmaid Park. The trail can be accessed on the other side of the road. There are also several access points near the back of the campground.
Water Street loops around the point and where it crosses the trail once again there is a small park that provides parking. The last access point to the trail is where the trail crosses Salt Marsh Road. To get to Salt Marsh Road continue on Water Street and take the first right.
Now that the trail is paved all the way through to the Bar Road it is possible to park just before the crossing to Minister's Island and walk back up Bar Road to access the trail.
Trail Last Hiked: July 26, 2014.
Page Last Updated: February 27, 2019.