Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the center of Kennebunk, the 38-acre preserve has over 2,400 feet of frontage along the Mousam River and is convenient to the downtown area. Following a relatively steep initial ascent, the trail levels and winds through mixed forest on a trail blazed in red. Approximately .75 of a mile into the preserve there is a blue blazed scenic vista that overlooks a broad estuary where the Mousam River becomes tidal; there is another overlook at the end of the trail. The sanctuary is an ideal location to observe waterfowl on the river; warblers abundant during migration.

Directions: From Route 1 in Kennebunk, turn onto Water Street and proceed .30 miles to the parking lot on the left side of Water Street just before the Kennebunk Treatment Plant. The entrance to the sanctuary trail is 100’ further to the left.

.75 mile one way to trail’s south end, Easy to Moderate

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