Biking & Walking Trails
Scenic coastal views, rural back roads and friendly motorists make cycling and walking in the Kennebunks a must do activity. The area is relatively flat and points of interest are easily accessible. Here are some beautiful rides or walks, sure to please everyone!
Ocean Avenue and Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport (8 Miles)
Definitely bring your camera on this ride or walk. Head out of Dock Square on Ocean Avenue with the water on your right. Ocean Avenue is heavily traveled so families with young children may want to take another route. You will be riding or walking parallel to the Kennebunk River. Bear right at the Wildes District Fire Station and stay on Wildes District road all the way into Cape Porpoise. Here you will find a working fishing village with great vistas and traditional Maine fare. When you have had enough lobster, hop on your bike and backtrack your route back into town.
Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport (11 Miles)
From Dock Square take North Street to Arundel Road. Follow Arundel Road past the horse farm and take a right on to Goose Rocks Road. Follow Goose Rocks Road to the end and go straight across Route 9. At the end of the Dyke Road you will find the pristine Goose Rocks Beach. This happens to be the ride with the least amount of traffic. When it's time to return follow the same roads back to town.
Kennebunk Beach, Kennebunk (7 Miles)
From Dock Square go up the hill to the traffic light and take a left onto Beach Avenue. After a couple minutes you will see the Monastery. A walk on the grounds is well worth the time spent. Please lock your bike when you enter, as bike riding is not allowed in the Monastery grounds. Continue down toward the beach by taking a left out of the Monastery back onto Beach Avenue. Kennebunk Beach is now straight ahead about one mile. Follow the ocean for the next two miles. Where the road heads away from the ocean you will see Great Hill Road on the left. This dead end road borders the Mousam River. After you turn around take a left on to Boothby Road. This connects to Route 9 and will bring you back into the Port. This route is good for adults and parents with children over about 9 years of age.
Bridal Path, Kennebunk
Flat dirt path about two miles long that parallels the Mousam River. This is an excellent ride for beginners and families. Park at Sea Road School on Sea Road for access.
Wonderbrook Park, Kennebunk
Muddy, hilly, technical loops of interconnected trails. They are short but fun and include some bridge and log crossings. This is best combined with a road ride because of the short distance. Located at 16 Plummer Lane, off Summer Street.
Kennebunk Land Trust
The Kennebunk Land Trust also offers scenic spots for walking, hiking and riding. To learn more, visit www.kennebunklandtrust.org.
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Gravelly Brook Road
Trails vary in length, width, topography and use. Some are conducive to bird watching and viewing wildlife, others for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. For more information on this site as well as other Trust properties, see www.kporttrust.org.
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Seven miles of easy to moderate trails. Trails are available year round for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skilling. Learn more at www.wellsreserve.org/visit/trail_system.
The Eastern Trail, a 65-mile section of the East Coast Greenway stretching from Kittery to South Portland, has entrances in both Kennebunk (at Kennebunk Elementary School off Alewive Road) and Arundel (on Limerick Road). The trail is perfect for walking and cycling as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The trail, which is approximately 10 feet wide, is also dog-friendly. For more information, maps and trail rules, please visit www.easterntrail.org.