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Alewive Woods Preserve

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This parcel, comprised of nearly 626 acres, is a forested preserve that includes a 45-acre pond. Access to the pond is via a 1.5 mile loop trail, ideal for hiking, cross-country skiing, or bird watching.
Trail Activity
Mountain-biking Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing Walking Hiking
Length
2.4 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy, Moderate
Town
Kennebunk
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

The crown jewel of KLT properties, this preserve boasts over 625 acres of land and a 45-acre pond at its center and is ideal for mixed recreational uses. The forested, scrub pine parcel provides habitat to a variety of wildlife, and trails meander through a red pine plantation that was re-vegetated after the fires of 1947. Originally planned as the second phase of Alewive Farms residential development, the property was conserved by the Trust in 1990. Wildflowers are present in the spring, and blueberry picking is allowed in summer.

Other Information

Kennebunk Land Trust (KLT) was established in 1972. Kennebunk Land Trust’s mission is to permanently conserve and steward land to benefit natural and human communities. Since its inception, the Trust has worked to protect over 3,400 acres of land through ownership, conservation easement and partnership. To find out about volunteer opportunities with the Trust, please contact them using the information below.


Trail Etiquette – while enjoying the preserve, please help us protect their natural resources by keeping these things in mind:

  • Daylight Use Only
  • No Fires, Camping or Motorized Vehicles
  • Hunting: Respect wildlife by hunting only in-season animals. Be considerate of others. Be aware of your “field of fire.” Do not shoot near developed areas, trails or roads. Follow all municipal, state and federal firearm and hunting regulations.
  • Carry in – Carry Out: Trails do not have trash cans or bathroom facilities. Please do not litter.
  • Dogs: Dogs are welcome on KLT properties. Responsible dog owners will please clean up and remove from premises all pet waste. Be respectful of other users, not all walkers are dog lovers. Be respectful of the environment. Pets who chase wildlife, or who jump up on or intimidate strangers are best left on leash.
  • Mountain Biking: Some KLT trails are appropriate for mountain biking. While allowed, we ask that you consider surface conditions before riding to prevent rutting and trail damage. Off-trail riding and unsafe riding will not be tolerated. Riders must be sensitive to other users.
  • Habitat: Many KLT trails pass through habitat for a variety of resident and migrating wildlife. Please be respectful.
  • Monitoring: KLT volunteers monitor and maintain the trails. Should you find downed trees, vandalism or inappropriate uses on any part of the preserves or trails, please contact the Trust.

Trail users should be prepared for inclement weather, wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring along water and snacks. Southern Maine does have deer ticks that carry Lyme disease; hikers should always perform “tick checks” on themselves and pets following a trip into the woods.

Trail Manager

Visit Kennebunk Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Kennebunk Land Trust
11 York Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Phone: (207) 985-8734
kennebunklandtrustinfo@gmail.com
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!

Trailhead Information

Follow ME Route 35 north of downtown Kennebunk. Just after the crossing I-95, bear left onto Alfred Road and continue 3.0 miles. Bear right onto Cole Road and continue another 0.5 miles. The entrance to the parking area and trailhead will be on the right. There is an information kiosk on site.

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