Tyler Brook Preserve

This trail loop provides benches and picnic areas in tranquil settings, and follows Tyler Brook to scenic waterfalls and marsh overlooks.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Walking Hiking
1.8 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor


The main trail is a 1-mile long loop with a few short off-shoot trails, and the longer Batson River Trail to the north. The trails, which can have seasonally wet in areas, include a very scenic marsh and river views that include lovely waterfalls. There are benches and picnic areas available in tranquil settings.  The original historic road to Kennebunk once passed through the back corner of this property, crossing Tyler Brook by way of the stepping stones. It was here that John Tyler had a mill and built his house using a large rock as its back, named in Bradbury’s History of Kennebunkport as “Tyler’s Back.”

The Batson River Trail connects the Tyler Brook Preserve to the Emmons Preserve.

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 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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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Dispose of solid human waste in a cathole 6-8 inches deep and at least 200 feet from water, camp, or trails. Don't forget to cover it up when you're done!
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Trailhead Information

This trail is located on Tyler Brook Road just off the Mills Road/US Route 9 beside Tyler Brook and just south of Beachwood Road and the Batson River. Follow ME Route 9 north 1.3 miles from Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport. Access is on the paved road to left side of a private drive with parking available for 4 to 6 vehicles.

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November 21, 2021
Nicely maintained and well-blazed/signed trail system. We parked in the little lot on Tyler Brook Lane and took the Batson River Trail to the Tyler Loop. Scenic views of the river, the smell of pine, and some gorgeous November light made for a pleasant little escape.
August 21, 2020
Visited this preserve about a week ago. We parked at Emmons preserve and took the learning trail down to Tyler Brook. Was disappointed to find that the waterfall was all dried up due to drought conditions, but it was a nice trail system! We turned back once we reached the Cape Porpoise Greenbelt trail.
December 07, 2014
I went there today and enjoyed the walk along the brook and the bridge, can't wait to visit again this Summer
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