Posted on May 29, 2022 and last updated on June 02, 2022

Meadow Woods Preserve, Kennebunkport


  • Preserve Size: more than 400 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1 mile
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: pool, pollinator garden, forests, meadows, wetlands, brooks

This is an unusual and wonderful preserve to explore. What was a former excavation pit by the parking lot has been transformed by the Kennebunkport Land Trust into a bucolic park, with easy gravel trails, accessible via wheelchair, around a spring-fed pool.

The pond is lined with stones and high banks planted with native shrubs. There are places to sit and relax. A large pollinator garden was in the works when we visited in the spring of 2022.

The trust purchased the land to create access to hundreds of protected acres between Mills Road and Oak Ridge Road. As of June 2022, you can make a roughly 0.8-mile loop through the forest. A sign posted on the current trail system promises more forest paths to come.

Directions: The address is 406 Mills Road, which the GPS will find on the nose. There is a large rock engraved with Meadow Woods Preserve at the entrance. Turn off Route 9 (Mills Road) and proceed down the long dirt driveway to the parking area, which is close to the pond.


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