Posted on January 17, 2017 and last updated on April 04, 2022

Wonder Brook/Murphy Preserve, Kennebunk


  • Preserve Size: 80 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 2.3 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: forest, brook, streams, Kennebunk River near the head of tide

This 80-acre Kennebunk Land Trust preserve is tucked into a patch of woods close to downtown. It includes some nice walking in a forest and over a curvy brook, which glows a milky green in some light. On more overcast days, it’s a bit more brown. The 2.3-mile trail system is well blazed and easy to follow, with some wide views of the river from a couple of benches placed on high banks.

Directions: Preserve is 0.5 mile east of downtown Kennebunk at the end of Plummer Lane. There’s room for five or six cars in the lot.



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