Enjoy dog friendly hiking while exploring the rich history of the Kittery Town Forest in Kittery, Maine. Located just minutes from the Kittery Outlet Malls, the Kittery Town Forest offers 72 acres of tranquil hiking despite running parallel to busy Route 1. Once the location of the Kittery Alms House in the nineteenth century, this town owned property was for approximately 100 years home to elderly, sick and indigent families who farmed the land. Traces of foundations, stonewalls, and unmarked graves can still be seen amongst the vegetation. This property is also the final resting place of Capt. John Haley, whose family were prominent residents in the early history of Kittery and the Isles of Shoals.
The 2.5 miles of trails are well marked, and easy hiking. There is a small parking lot on Haley Road at the Trail Head near the historic marker for the Kittery Town Pound. Please be respectful of other hikers and the private homes that abut the property by leashing your dog, and always pick up after your dog.