About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Child at Nature Day Camp

Nature Day Camp (photo by Curt Chipman)

Harpswell’s heritage is inscribed upon its beloved land and sea – its shimmering islands and bays, timeless spruce forests and bogs, whispering coves and saltwater farms.  Healthy fisheries and verdant landscapes are vital to our town’s economy and our culture.

Migratory birds, shellfish and other animals depend upon our forests, fields and wetlands.  Lifelong residents and newcomers enjoy the scenic beauty and small-town atmosphere that make Harpswell unique.

The natural and cultural landscapes that define our town are the keys to its future as a home, a source of livelihood and a place to visit.  Protecting Harpswell’s heritage is a timeless responsibility we all share.

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is dedicated to protecting what is so special about Harpswell.  Our mission is to preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors now and forever through conservation, stewardship and education.

HHLT’s EIN is: 22-2552116

HHLT at a Glance

More than 1,850 acres conserved

21 preserves and trails with public access

More than 160 volunteers

More than 900 member families

More than 300 children educated annually

23 public programs offered in 2022

Impact on Harpswell’s quality of life: Uncountable


Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Activities in 2023