Alewive Woods Preserve in Kennebunk, Maine is a great place for dog friendly winter hiking. The 2.5 mile trail is mostly flat which makes for easy walking, and can be used for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The well marked trail loops around to Alewife Pond, a popular spot for ice fishing. We recommend leashing your dog as you near the pond, to avoid your dog getting injured running on ice, and especially if your dog can’t resist a dip in frigid water. Let’s face it, our Goldens love the water no matter what the season! But if your dog has good recall, and can resist the temptation, the full loop makes for a great off leash hike.
The parking lot is plowed, which is another reason why enjoy Alewive Woods Preserve, and the trail is very popular with other dog walkers. As with the summer, dogs are allowed off leash under voice control. For more information on Alewive Woods Preserve and to plan your visit including directions, please visit our Dog Friendly Places page.