Woodward Cove is located in Eastern Brunswick and is made up of soft sand, which becomes a walkable mudflat when the tide goes out. Recently, softshell clams have been showing up in the cove, to the surprise of many, as clam populations are down around the state due to the introduction of the invasive green crab.
The LMF property is mostly woodlands and bog that leads out to the Cove. This LMF property around Woodward Cove was purchased years ago by the Universalist Unitarian Church of Brunswick with plans to build a new church there. However, they opted to build on the old site, where their church burned down in 2011. The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust worked to purchase the property, with success coming in 2016. The public access point for clam and worm harvesters located on this land made it a priority for Land for Maine’s Future. As Dan Devereaux, Marine Warden for the Town of Brunswick, said, “Keeping the access point open is important to anyone who uses Woodward Cove to harvest worms or clams. Harvesters are there all the time, when you think about Woodward Cove [the LMF land] is the only possible public access point.”
Can be found off of Route 24 in Brunswick by taking Board Road to Woodward Point Road, which leads down to Woodward Point and access to Woodward Cove.