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.
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.
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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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