Programs for Kids and Families

Nature Day Camp (Curt Chipman photo)

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust offers a variety of programs for kids and families.  Click on the links below for more information.

Calendar of Events and Programs

Community Nature Journaling Initiative:  Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is launching a community nature journaling initiative. The goal of this project is to encourage people of all ages to go outside and be nature observers. We hope that with a little bit of inspiration, knowledge and encouragement, community members will enjoy documenting observations in their own nature journals.  Click here for details.

Harpswell Family Outings:  Fun, free, outdoor activities for families

Harpswell Day: A Celebration of Traditional Handcrafts and Subsistence Skills:  Join Harpswell Historical Society and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust for a celebration of traditional handcrafts and subsistence skills. This event happens rain or shine each fall at the Harpswell Historical Society Museum, Centennial Hall, the Old Meeting House, the one room schoolhouse and outdoors. For all ages, there will be much to see, do and learn about during this free event celebrating Harpswell’s history. Click here for details about Harpswell Day in 2018.

Harpswell Hiking Challenge:  Experience eight wonderful coastal walks in Harpswell with the challenge of completing all trails in two days! This event is organized by the Harpswell Recreation Department the weekend of National Trails Day each year (usually the first weekend on June), but there is no reason you can’t take our challenge any time of the year! Click here for information about the 2018 Harpswell Hiking Challenge.

Junior Ranger Activity Book:  For a self-guided educational tour of Harpswell, check out the Junior Ranger Activity Book. This 68-page full color book is chock full of activities, maps and information about Harpswell’s natural features. The book is for sale for a $5 suggested donation at Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road.

Nature Day Camp:  Our preschool and elementary camps combine fun, creativity, scientific inquiry and hands-on exploration to create a memorable learning experience in Harpswell’s coastal habitats.

Environmental Education in Local Schools:  Harpswell Heritage Land Trust provides free, place-based, hands-on science programming for our local schools.