Located in the center of Kennebunk, the 38-acre preserve has over 2,400 feet of frontage along the Mousam River and is convenient to the downtown area. Following a relatively steep initial ascent, the trail levels and winds through mixed forest on a trail blazed in red. Approximately .75 of a mile into the preserve there is a blue blazed scenic vista that overlooks a broad estuary where the Mousam River becomes tidal; there is another overlook at the end of the trail. The sanctuary is an ideal location to observe waterfowl on the river; warblers abundant during migration. Preserve is located at the end of Water Street just before the treatment plant; parking is available 50 yards before the trailhead, information kiosk on site.
Mousam River Estuary Tour – The Mousam River is an open salt marsh with long views to the Atlantic before entering rich woodlands. The river follows the Bridle Path that begins in downtown Kennebunk and follows an old railroad bed bordering the meandering Mousam River, a tidal estuary. This tour offers potential sightings of local waterfowl. This tour is $85 per person and includes a kayak, paddle, PFD, and registered Maine guide to take you through the river.