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Emmons Preserve

Three trails make for this network of trail around the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust headquarters with several highlights including a small waterfall, Baston River, and old mill sites. 
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Walking Hiking
1.6 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Grass


There are three trails--Mark and Gail Roller Trail, Jeremy's Trail, and Jenne's Trail--that make up this network, but only the Mark and Gail Roller Trail leaves directly from the trust's headquarters. To access the other two trails, walk further up Gravelly Brook Road.

The Mark and Gail Roller Trail is a relatively flat and open trail winding through meadows that in the summer are filled with wildflowers and along the Batson River. The trail provides views of beaver dams and is suitable for a gentle stroll. The trail begin just north of the Emmon’s House near the cemetery and ends behind the barn creating a one mile loop.

Jeremy’s Trail leads down to scenic waterfalls for a relatively short, but rewarding, trip. The Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife stocks this area every year with brook trout. In all, it is about a 0.2 mile loop from Jeremy's Trailhead back to the road and a 0.7 mile loop if starting from Trust Headquarters.

Jenne’s Loop is an extension of Jeremy’s Trail that leads further up the Batson River and loops back to the beginning. “Teal Hole” Falls is the site of a historic mill. The loop totals a 0.5 mile loop adding about 0.4 miles to Jeremy's Trail.

Other Information

KCT trails are not for commercial use. If you are interested in having an organized event on our trails, please contact the trust. 

Also, due to the sensitive nature of rare flora and fauna and changing weather conditions, we do not allow motorized vehicles on our trails. Handicapped persons should contact the Trust and we can provide access to a limited portion of the trails.

Trail Manager

Visit the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust online for more information or contact:

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
57 Gravelly Brook Road
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Phone: (207) 967-3465
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Trailhead Information

The Emmons Preserve is located at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust headquarters. Take ME Route 9 (Mills Road) north about 1.7 miles from the village of Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport. Turn left onto Beachwood Road and then turn right onto Stone Road. Take  a left onto Gravelly Brook Road just after crossing the Baston River. Parking will be at the Conservation Trust headquarters on the left.

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August 21, 2020
We parked at Emmons preserve. What a lovely area with a nice conservation center that was closed, but we were able to get maps of the trails. We took the learning trail (blue) down to connect to Tyler Brook preserve to check out the waterfall, but unfortunately that was all dried out due to the drought conditions we have had recently. Still it was a nice trail system. We turned back once we reached the Cape Porpoise Greenbelt.
September 03, 2018
Went today, parked at Jeremy's trailhead off the gravel road. Very small parking area, only 2-3 cars maybe at that trailhead, but we didn't see anyone else on the trail all day. Did the larger outer loop around the whole thing. Trails were very well marked/signed/maintained. Good mix of forest (3/4) and open (1/4 maybe). The storybrook trail was awesome.
Also, notably less buggy than Edwin Smith Preserve located just a few minutes north of here that I hiked prior to Emmons.
December 07, 2014
Enjoyed my hike there today, definitely will revisit in the Spring. It was a little slippery in places, but not bad if you just took your time.
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