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Judy Kane PReserve: Kennebec River Conservation Corridor

View of the Kennebec River from the Judy Kane Preserve, Augusta.   Avery Siler

View of the Kennebec River from the Judy Kane Preserve, Augusta. 

Avery Siler

Location and Description:

Location: Augusta, Maine

Property Description: KLT's 26-acre Judy Kane Preserve is located on the eastern bank of the Kennebec River. Whether you're bushwhacking or paddling, the Judy Kane Preserve's shoreline rocks are a lovely spot to admire scenic views of Hallowell, Memorial Bridge, and the Maine State House. 

Usage and Directions

Directions: Take Route 9 south from the rotary intersection with Cony Street and Route 202. After about 1.4 miles, turn right onto Kennedy Road and continue about half a mile. 

Access: The property can be accessed by boat from the Hallowell and Augusta boat launches. By foot, it is accessible from Kennedy Road.

Allowable UsesWhile this property does not currently have trails, it is open for hiking, cross-country skiing, and other low impact recreation. Bow hunting is allowed only with permission from KLT. ATVs, four wheelers, camping, and fires are not permitted.

Conservation History: Kevin Kane and his family donated the preserve to KLT in memory of Judy Kane in 2014. Their generous gift, a contribution to our 25th Anniversary Capital Campaign, could provide the first link for an east side Kennebec River Conservation Corridor.

In donating this land, KLT's first property in Augusta, Kevin noted:

When some land on the river came for sale in the 1990s at a very good price, my wife, Judy, and I grabbed it with vague notions of what the 'purpose' might be, and with the joy of knowing we had a 'foothold' on the Kennebec.

It is with greatest pleasure that we honor Judy's conservation principles by donating the little piece of unique property on the river to KLT and the people of Kennebec County. 

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