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It’s important to spend time outdoors and recharge your batteries. Here are some State Parks and points of interest near Kennebunkport that will help you relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
Goose Rocks Beach
With almost three miles of sandy beach off of Kings Highway, Goose Rocks Beach makes for a perfect afternoon getaway. The beach gets its name from the barrier reef, which is visible at low tide and protects the soft white sand. Enjoy the crisp water, or laze around on the beach and soak in the sun. Bring your dog between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.!
Tyler Brook Preserve
Just south of Beachwood Road, this preserve offers a mile-long looping trail (with trail offshoots) for the casual hiker and environmental enthusiast. Connecting many holdings for the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Tyler Brook is a perfect peaceful paradise. Picnic tables are available for a lovely afternoon lunch amongst the rare flora and fauna.
- Wildlife Watching
- Environmental Engagement
Wonder Brook Preserve
10 minutes’ drive northwest of downtown Kennebunkport and totaling 80 acres, Wonder Brook Preserve is a lush, green environment thick with fern beds and lively with the babbling of its brook. This quiet, contemplative preserve is home to pileated woodpecker, warblers, and many other birds.
- Mountain Biking
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1966 and just 3.5 miles west of Kennebunkport, the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge helps to protect important salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. When the land has finished being accumulated, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge will sport over 14,600 acres of preserved land. The refuge is host to many different types of habitat, including forested upland, dunes, coastal meadows, and rocky coast.