The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is the only organization dedicated solely to protecting the natural and cultural resources of Harpswell, Maine. Our mission is to protect Harpswell’s natural open spaces, islands, shoreline, and cultural heritage for current and future generations through education, conservation and landowner assistance.
Walking with Giants
By Ed Robinson Harpswell has many trails worth your time and energy, but if you only walk one trail in town I recommend the Giant’s Stairs walk on the southeast tip of Bailey Island. We have walked here in all kinds of weather, in all 4 seasons, and it never disappoints. Seeing the spectacular rock […]Learn More
Long Reach Preserve and a Short Fall
By Jamie Pacheco Last weekend we held a surprise 50th birthday party for my aunt at my family’s oceanfront abode. This meant that 20ish people descended for four hours with enough food to feed a small herd of ravenous teenage boys. Though we aren’t a ravenous herd of teenage boys, we still usually manage to […]Learn More
Updated Trail Maps and Brochures
We’ve updated all our trail maps and brochures and they’re all available for download. A huge thanks is due to Jamie Pacheco, who spent many volunteer hours designing the maps and the brochures. Click on the links below to download maps and brochures for each preserve or trail. Curtis Farm Preserve Giant’s Stairs and McIntosh […]Learn More