Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods

The Mission of Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods is to protect, maintain, and promote Hope Woods; and to sustain the long-range financial stability of Hope Cemetery Corporation.

Hope Woods Conservation Initiative Success
Thanks to our many donors and the hard work of our Board Members, the Hope Woods Conservation Initiative was successfully completed in cooperation with Kennebunk Land Trust, reaching our goal of raising $1.4 Million. Hope Woods can now be preserved and enjoyed for years to come. We are looking forward to furthering our relationship with Kennebunk Land Trust and to planning activities and events that will allow enjoyment and appreciation of this local treasure.

Accessible Trail Project
In 2020, an Accessible Trail with ADA compliant parking was constructed to enhance outdoor recreational opportunities for all, regardless of age or ability. Download the Project Narrative:UAT Narrative

Guidelines for the Use of Hope Woods
The Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods welcome people to enjoy Hope Woods and its 72 acres of trails, fields, and woods. Hope Woods is open daily, year-round, from dawn til dusk. Download the guidelines below:
FHCW Hope Woods Guidelines_November 2020

Donations are welcome and appreciated. Gifts may be designated for specific uses, such as the Accessible Trail project, trail maintenance, or cemetery capital improvements. Unspecified gifts will be applied where the need is greatest.

Checks payable to Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods may be mailed to:
Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods
PO Box 1550
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Or you can donate directly online here:

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Please feel free to email us with any questions: