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Harpswell Hiking Challenge

Harpswell Hiking Challenge

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 2, 2024

June 1-2, 2024 Are you looking for an excuse to spend time outdoors? Consider the Harpswell Hiking Challenge as a way to get outside and get to know both HHLT and town-owned trails and preserves. This year’s challenge covers eight trails (four if choosing the modified route), including four of HHLT’s preserves. Don’t forget to… Read more

HHLT and Harpswell’s Comprehensive Plan

For the past two years, scores of people have spent hundreds of hours discussing what might sound like a simple question: “What is your vision for Harpswell 10 years from now?” These fellow residents have been thinking about lands, jobs, housing and water resources. They talk about the changing climate and economic trends. It turns… Read more

2023 Community Questionnaire Results

2023 Community Questionnaire Results

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
October 10, 2023

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our Community Questionnaire earlier this year! We had a total of 304 responses and we are so grateful for all the feedback we received. Your honest opinions help HHLT understand how our goals align with those of our community. The majority of responses to… Read more

Annual Meeting 2023

Annual Meeting 2023

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
July 26, 2023

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust held its Annual Meeting of the membership on July 18. We elected new trustees and officers and thanked long-time trustee Lynn Knight for all her work on the board, including her time as Board President. Land Trust members elected Judy Wallingford and Ed Robinson as new members of the Board of… Read more

Harpswell Hiking Challenge 2023

Harpswell Hiking Challenge 2023

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 17, 2023

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day with the Harpswell Hiking Challenge! Harpswell, Maine’s peninsula and 30+ islands have over 200 miles of coastline with beautiful views of Casco Bay and even Mount Washington. This is the 12th year for our hiking challenge. You can hike all the trails in one day or over the… Read more

Letter to the Community: Harpswell Coastal Academy

To the Harpswell community: Though we have submitted a press release about Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s decision to respectfully decline the generous offer of the Harpswell Coastal Academy property, we wanted to follow that with a letter to you, the Harpswell community. We feel fortunate to be a one-town land trust. It allows us to… Read more

Container Gardens for the Community

Container Gardens for the Community

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
May 2, 2023

Are you having more trouble bending over to get your hands in the dirt? Do your back and legs hurt a lot more than they used to when you spend time in the garden? Are the costs of plants making the idea of planting a garden harder? Yet you still long to Eat a cherry… Read more

Protecting our Dark Sky

Harpswell is known for its iconic views of sea and shore. North, south, east or west, spin the compass and you’ll find scenes of great natural beauty all around. Well, here’s another direction to look and see something amazing. Up. The night sky in Harpswell is one of the town’s treasures, dotted with planets, stars… Read more

Remembering Robert McIntyre

Sharon Whitney and Dorothy Rosenberg both contributed to this article. Come spring, Harpswell’s air is sweet with blossoming scents, particularly, the scent of apple blossoms. Wander the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust trails at Houghton Graves Park on Orr’s Island or the Curtis Farm Preserve on Harpswell Neck and you’ll see an array of young apple… Read more