Posted on April 23, 2018 and last updated on July 05, 2020

Norton Preserve, Kittery


  • Preserve Size: 170 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~2.8 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: woods, wetlands

The best trails on the wooded and wetland-y Norton Preserve, in my mind, are the orange trail to the end of yellow. The winding orange trail takes you through a woods, with views over the marsh. The yellow trail (which ends at private property) brings you into the marsh. 

Directions: The preserve is at the end of Norton Road, you walk by a big house into the woods. You can’t park at the entrance, but must park by the side of the road, near telephone pole 49 (it is marked with a sign). Parking is limited to six cars.


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