Posted on May 30, 2016 and last updated on November 14, 2021

Alewive Woods Preserve, Kennebunk


  • Preserve Size: 625 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.7 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Alewife Pond

This 625-acre preserve includes a pond popular with fishermen (at least the day I was there, in May 2016). There are several trails that intersect with the main loop, which is roughly 2 miles. Keep to the blazes. The Kennebunk Land Trust has marked the path to the pond well. I suppose if you’re a local and know which land is passable, the intersecting trails might lead to some nice walks. The walk is easy enough for some wheelchairs.

Directions: The preserve trailhead is off Cole Road, 3.5 miles west of Interstate 95.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!