Posted on August 14, 2015 and last updated on January 05, 2022

Great Pond Trail, Cape Elizabeth


  • Preserve Size: ~5 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.25 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: elevated boardwalk, Great Pond, marshland, forest

This trail, a there-and-back 1.25-miler, is popular and well-maintained, with a lovely boardwalk. Some people keep their canoes at the town canoe rack. Great Pond is the largest freshwater pond in Cape Elizabeth. The trail deposits you right near Kettle Cove Dairy, too, so you can get a snack at the end!

Directions: The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust says there are just three parking spots for walkers at Kettle Cove Dairy on Route 77, so I recommend parking at the end of Fenway Road, where it seems most people park.


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