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Kennebunk Bridle Path
Type: Family Friendly, Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Public Spaces, Recreational Facilities, Sightseeing
While the Kennebunk Bridle Path doesn't necessarily afford a long trek, it has special features well worth experiencing for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking exceptional sightseeing of Maine... Read More
While the Kennebunk Bridle Path doesn't necessarily afford a long trek, it has special features well worth experiencing for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking exceptional sightseeing of Maine wetlands. In particular, a section of this 5.6 mile path crosses into the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve. Here, it is possible to experience expansive views of the coastal wetlands that naturalist Rachel Carson fought so hard to safeguard from development. Because the trail courses through a narrow section of uplands, the fragile ecology is not disturbed by cyclists, walkers, runners and others who take this path. At the same time, it is possible to pause and appreciate the marsh grasses waving in the ocean breeze, seafaring birds resting along natural canals, and the meandering travels of wetlands waterways. The path, which begins near the Sea Road School in Kennebunk (71 Kennebunk Beach Road), borders private homes at times but there are also sections that are enclosed within thick forest, giving travelers a soothing deep woods feeling. When school is in session, the path can be accessed near the Mousam River Bridge on Route 9 in Kennebunk. Be sure to bring your camera � you don't want miss the opportunity to have a visual record of the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.