About Kennebago 3000
Locally known as Boy Scout Road, this nearly 3000-acre conservation easement centers on a 2.2-mile abandoned railroad bed and the Kennebago River. Explore the railroad bed that’s now a dirt road by foot, bike, or car. There’s flexibility in how you choose to experience the Kennebago 3000 Conservation Area.
The dirt road provides the length of the Kennebago 3000 Conservation Area. It leads through habitats, including alder streams, wetlands, and deciduous forests. The Kennebago River runs roughly parallel to the road.
THE SEVEN LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES
FOR OUR CONSERVATION AREAS
Being prepared means knowing where you are going before getting there. Pack a map, talk with hikers and look at trail apps. Choose equipment for comfort, weather, and safety. Plan the trip to match your time, skills, and abilities.
We strive for one well-designed trail rather than many poorly chosen routes. Stay within the width of the trail and hike single file on durable surfaces, like rock and sand. They can withstand repeated use. Durable surfaces are less likely to erode. Vegetation, including the lichen that grows on rocks, is fragile and easily damaged by treads.
Carry in, carry out. Please remove your pet’s waste.
Allow those who come after you the same sense of wonder by leaving flowers, rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects of interest where they are.
Permitted campfires are allowed in the established fire ring. State of Maine laws must be followed.
When wildlife watching, we recommend using the Rule of Thumb. Don’t touch, get near, feed, or pick up wild animals. Doing so causes them stress, and they may have a harmful disease to humans.
Always be courteous to other visitors. Everyone deserves to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Be mindful of your noise level, be a responsible pet owner, and enjoy the natural world.
Visit Maine Trail Finder for a map of this conservation area and trailside services.
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