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, directly after the Kennebunk Treatment Plant’s Administrative Building.  KLT parking spaces are identified with a white sign and green letters. The trailhead is approximately 100′ further down Water Street on the left.

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

Click Here To Experience A “Virtual Walk” Using Google Maps.

Click Here To View An Aerial Video Of The Preserve.

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Use the brochure below for a guided tour of the Mousam River by Kayak!