Brave Boat Headwaters
Brave Boat Headwaters is KLT’s newest Preserve. It is comprised of multiple parcels – some publicly accessible and some owned privately with Conservation Easements in place. When completed, it will total 150 acres spanning from Brave Boat Harbor Road (Route 103) to Bartlett Road and connect US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge to KLT’s Norton Preserve. Roughly 100 of these acres will be accessible to the public. This preserve offers off-street parking and is open from dawn to dusk. There are currently 1.5 miles of trails.
8.5 acres was donated to KLT in 2013 by Josh Abott and James Scully. The land abuts Rustlewood Farm to the north. It consists of brushy, young forest—perfect habitat for the woodcock, endangered New England Cottontail rabbit, and the Maine endangered Blanding’s Turtle—wetlands,and a portion of an old gravel pit, which is off Remicks Lane. Currently there are no trails, and it is a No Hunting area due to the proximity of residential houses. Daytime parking is permitted at the end of Clayton Lane, with space for two cars.
The Fairchild Easement protects the quintessential fir-lined Maine coastal view that people enjoy at the Chauncey Creek Lobster pier across the creek. A small portion of this 17-acre shorefront conservation easement along navigable Chauncey Creek is open via a trailhead at 8 Pocahontas Road, Gerrish Island. To the right of the driveway, look for a small KLT sign. Follow the trail to a lookout over Chauncey Creek. The driveway itself is private, so please park on the road.
Encompassing the north end of Norton Road, this preserve is KLT’s largest with three trails winding through rolling hemlock, beech, oak, and maple woodlands. This preserve contains large and small wetlands, vernal pools, and many stone walls. The Preserve is located at the very end of Norton Road just past a yellow farm house on the left. Please do not park at the entrance of the trailhead, which is marked with a sign suspended between two posts. Instead, turn your car around and heading back in the direction you came, park beyond pole #49 with the orange ribbon on the left side of the road. The trailhead follows an abandoned roadway built during the Great Depression to the end of our property. Please respect the wishes of our neighbors and stay within the boundaries of the Norton Preserve.
Over 70 acres between Routes 236 and 103 may be accessed via a recently-improved central trail connecting hemlock stands, wetlands, and diverse wildlife habitats. For the easiest access to the Remick Preserve, head west on Route 236 out of the Memorial Traffic Circle. At the traffic lights, take a left onto Martin Road. Take the second right onto Ridgewood Drive. Take the first left to stay on Ridgewood Drive. Park under the power lines. The trail is on the right side of the road. Stay to the left and Follow a mowed path under the power lines to where the woods begin. The trail is marked in blue. Here is another entrance with more limited parking: Follow Rte 236 west of I-95, after 3/4 mile turn left on Fernald Rd. The trailhead is marked by a set of rustic steps on the right near the fire hydrant. Limited parking available on Fernald Rd. The Trial for Remick is well marked in blue and proceeds west across the power line clearing. After this, there’s a loop trail blazed in yellow.
This popular, rocky point between Seapoint and Crescent beaches on Cutts Island protects over two acres of grass and shrub habitats while providing walking trails and breathtaking views to Nubble Light, Isles of Shoals, and Cape Ann. Seapoint is a beautiful destination for area bicyclists. Follow Chauncey Creek Rd eastward to Seapoint Rd. to the end. Parking is available along the road, limited in season to Kittery residents with a valid sticker. Recently cleared by KLT Volunteers, there is a loop around the point of land at the end of the beach.