Splendid woods

Here you can stroll through 72 acres containing a wide diversity of beautiful trees, from giant cedars and copper beech trees to a large hemlock grove and towering pines, as well as berry bushes and fields of wild flowers. For generations, joggers and runners from around Kennebunk have used the paths as running trails, families have enjoyed strolls beneath the towering trees in all seasons, and the woods and fields provide wildlife habitat for a variety of animals including deer, turkeys, moose, raccoons, possum, fisher, coyote, hawks, owls, snakes, frogs, salamanders and songbirds.

With a lush and peaceful trail system, Hope Cemetery & Woods offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the Route 1 corridor and downtown Kennebunk. Enjoy the trails in all seasons: walk, snowshoe, bike, walk your dog or even birdwatch. The trails may be accessed at four points: Barnard Lane (through the cemetery), Wood Pond Lane (in the cul de sac), Fletcher Street (across from Mechanic Street), and Woodhaven Drive (near the intersection with Longwood). Signs are located at the trail entrances.

Trail Map