Mousam River Trails - Kennebunk Land Trust

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.

Fishing the Mousam

The Mousam River has a huge range of fishing possibilities - Learn more about fishing for Brown trout, Stripped Bass, Blue Fish and Shad

Kayaking the river

A great natural resources for Kayaking.  There are boat ramps at Rogers Pond in Kennebunk or on route 9 at the bridge. Tours can be arranged with Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike

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.


Bird Watching

Home to many rare shore birds the Mousam has a pair of nesting Bald Eagles that are a magnificent site.

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