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Wonder Brook Preserve

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This 27-acre preserve is adjacent to the Kennebunk's 45-acre Wonder Brook Park. These parcels offer a wooded 3-mile hike close to the center of town with views of Wonder Brook and the Kennebunk River. Ideal for bird watching or quiet noontime stroll.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Hiking
Length
2.50 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Kennebunk
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

An outstanding tract comprised of one town-owned and two trust-owned properties totaling nearly 80 acres. The trail threads through upland forest and fern beds, and crosses a brook and streams leading to the banks of the Kennebunk River near the head of tides. This quiet preserve is a picturesque oasis. Pileated woodpecker, warblers, and other birds are abundant during migration.

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
  • No hunting allowed.
  • 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
6 Brown Street, Suite 2
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Phone: (207) 985-8734
info@kennebunklandtrust.org
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Avoid known animal mating or nesting areas during sensitive times.

Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 in downtown Kennebunk, take ME Routes 35/9A east 0.5 miles and turn left onto Plummer Lane. Follow Plummer Lane to its end and turn right into the parking area. The trailhead leaves from here and an information kiosk provides additional information.

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