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What parents are saying about Nature Day Camp

Here’s what parents and campers love about Nature Day Camp: “She loved the water, the mud, and all the creatures she found…Truly couldn’t be happier, can’t wait to sign her up next year!” “[My child liked] making new friends, climbing the Pebble, catching butterflies, and swimming.” “She loved camp and likes to say she is… Read more

Nature Day Camp Photos 2022

Nature Day Camp was a huge success this summer, engaging 166 campers and four junior counselors with nature in Harpswell. Children enjoyed exploring tide pools, catching butterflies, learning about Harpswell history, swimming, making new friends, catching crabs, and getting messy! One happy camp parent wrote: “We love this camp the most out all off the things… Read more

Fun and Discovery at Harpswell Community School

It’s been a great school year for outdoor learning at Harpswell Community School! Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s Julia McLeod has brought HCS students out to the woods more than 80 times during this school year for science learning and nature-based play. Her work reached every student at our local public elementary school. Some highlights of… Read more

The Forest Playground

Explore, Play, Discover Take a step into the Forest Playground and you will quickly discover that it is not a typical playground. It is much more. This is a place where all of our senses are invited to play. The elements and materials here provide inspiration for fun, connection, creativity, movement and discovery. Children experience… Read more

New Pocket Naturalist Guide to Seashore Life of Harpswell, Maine

The perfect waterproof guide for your summer adventures! Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has created a custom guide to the common plants, animals and algae found along Harpswell’s shoreline. Printed on waterproof paper, the guide is easy to stick in your back pocket when heading out to explore. This visual guide features color illustrations to help… Read more

Exploration Kits

Exploration Kits

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 27, 2021

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is offering exploration kits to give families the tools, ideas and inspiration to create lasting outdoor memories! We are deeply committed to making these kits accessible and are offering them for a suggested donation. You can pay as little or as much as works for your budget, no questions asked. The… Read more

Make your own Winter Solstice Lantern

Make your own Winter Solstice Lantern

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
December 8, 2020

There are many ideas and options for making winter solstice lanterns. Here are a few of our favorites. Glue and Tissue Paper Lantern Click here for directions. Milk Carton and Papier Mache Lantern Click here for directions. Glass Jar and Tissue Paper Lantern Click here for directions. Paper Lantern Gather these materials: Thick watercolor paper…. Read more