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Seely Beach Access Trail, Fundy Trail Parkway

Coleman's Trail

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Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type mixed
Distance 700 meters
Estimated Time 15 mins
Surface Type forested, wood chips
Elevation Change 33 meters
Features wetland views, rocky peak
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees none
GPS File available on request

Description

The trail climbs up to a rounded cliff at the top of a hill. The cliff is unique and a fun place to explore, but be careful since it's about a 10 foot drop from the top. It is also quite crumbly. There is a shelter near the cliff. The trail then descends the other side of the hill in large switchbacks with log railings. At the bottom of the hill there is a long bridge that crosses a stream valley just before it flows into Hampton Marsh.

Lookout over Ossekeag Creek

The trail then takes a sharp turn and follows the marsh passing by several lookout platforms. Make sure you take the time to stop and look for ducks in Ossekeag Creek. After a short distance the trail returns to the Main Trail. There are several access trails along the way that cross over to the Main Trail.

Directions

For directions to the park go to the Dutch Point Park page.

Trail entrance

When entering the park from the ballfields, climb the hill on the Main Trail. At the top of the hill the trail will turn sharply to the right. Just past this turn you will find the Coleman's Trail enter the woods on the left. The next three trails on the left are all access trails.

Trail Last Hiked: June 4, 2020.

Page Last Updated: April 2, 2021.