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The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is dedicated to protecting the natural and cultural resources of Harpswell, Maine.  Our mission is to preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education.

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Harpswell Hiking Challenge: June 1-2 2019

Harpswell Recreation and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust present the 10th annual Harpswell Hiking Challenge! Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day with the Harpswell Hiking Challenge and walk/hike/run eight trails in two days. Harpswell, Maine’s peninsula and 30+ islands have over 200 miles of coastline with beautiful views of Casco Bay and even Mount Washington. […]

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Ticks, Ticks and More Ticks: How to protect yourself

By Ed Robinson Unless you are new to Maine, you probably know that we have some issues with tick-borne disease here. What you may not know, however, is just how serious the tick problem has become for much of our state. I would love to pass along good news to you in this article, but […]

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Nature Notes: Tracking a Harpswell Heron

If you enjoy this article, you’re sure to love Ed Robinson’s 2018 book, Nature Notes from Maine, which includes many of the wildlife stories on this website, new stories and stunning photographs and ink drawings. Click here for details. By Ed Robinson Thanks to Maine’s coastal location, and the wide variety of habitats on offer, we are […]

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