Posted on November 26, 2013 and last updated on June 27, 2018

Bonyun Preserve, Westport Island


  • Preserve Size: 120 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.7 miles in network
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: tidal inlet, forest, fresh water marsh, river estuary, riparian area, pocket wetland

This is a beautiful, out-of-the-way trail, a little more than 1.5 miles, managed by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. The land was donated by the Bonyuns, whom the trust describes as “beloved folklorists who pioneered the concept of folk songs as living history, and sang folk and maritime songs in the classrooms and concert halls of America.” The land trust has plans to add to this preserve.

Directions: From Route 1, take Route 144 south 10 miles to second intersection with West Shore Road. Turn Right, go .25 miles to parking lot and kiosk on left.

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