Landmark Heritage Trust currently manages conservation easements on approximately 600 hundred acres spread over five properties in four towns. We also work with towns to improve access and recreational opportunities on town owned natural areas.
- Northern Pond Natural Area, Monroe, Maine - This 163 acre easement property is owned by the Town of Monroe. This easement protects the shores of Northern Pond and assures that access to this extraordinarily dynamic ecosystem will always be available to the general public for hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor recreation. To download your own copy of the updated (as of 2013) network of trails available to the day-hiker, click on NPNA Trail Guide and Directions. As for older news, the LHT designated 2012 as "The Year Of The Bird" at the NPNA. We asked people who hiked and/or went out on the water that year to report interesting bird sightings so we could keep a tally of what bird species are out there. Special thanks go to Seth Benz who visited on June 2nd, 2012, and he, in less than five hours, identified as many birds as the rest of our spotters did over the preceeding five months. To see what we identified, click on Final NPNA Year of the Bird.
- Landfall Farm, Newburgh, Maine - Preserves approximately 213 acres of a historic privately owned farm on Kennebec Road.
- Hammond Pond Deighan Property, Hampden, Maine - Preserves 219 acres of privately owned forest and wetland along Hammond Pond and the Souadabscook Stream.
- 150 Baker Road Property, Winterport, Maine - Preserves about half of a 9.56 acre privately owned property including all of its approximately 841 feet of shoreline along Cove Brook, an historic Atlantic Salmon spawning and rearing stream, and much of the confluence of Baker Brook and Cove Brook.
- Turtle Head Park, Hampden, Maine - The Protected Property consists of approximately 8.49 acres and includes some undeveloped shoreline along Sucker Brook, Turtle Cove and the Penobscot River. It is in the process of being developed into a park for all to enjoy with walking trails, a canoe and kayak launch, picnic tables, ample parking, restrooms, and a beautiful pebble beach looking south along the Penobscot. The south end will remain primarily natural. As this is a historic site from the logging days of the 1800's, you will find remains of lumber mills, old foundation remnants and cribbing along the shorelines. A number of majestic mature trees enhance the beauty of the area.
Partnership Town Properties
Kennard Road Trail, Newburgh, Maine -
The Trust maintains a hiking trail on this beautiful property which is owned by the Town of Newburgh. The Kennard Road junctions with Rt. 9 / 202 nearly opposite the Fire Station (and where the Town Office was located before it was moved this year), and is about a mile up the road. Trail Map and Directions
Considering an Easement or Conservation Gift?
Do you own a unique property that you would like to see preserved forever? Do you need tax relief? Please click here to find out more about working with the Landmark Heritage Trust to protect your land.