The Langlais Sculpture Preserve offers many educational and recreational opportunities. The sculptures provide an opportunity to learn about Bernard “Blackie” Langlais and his wife Helen and to experience an engaging collection of art. There are a few events at the Preserve, such as a summer art camp for children hosted in partnership with Leaps of Imagination. The staff at the Preserve worked with the Maine Master Gardener Volunteer Program to create a native plant garden that provides crucial habitat to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. There are opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, and dog walking at the preserve, as well. Hunting is permitted at the preserve with prior permission. Snowshoeing on the trails also occurs during the winter.
Download a map of the trails. The larger looped trail is ADA-accessible and takes visitors around the sculptures. There is a smaller, half-mile trail within the larger loop through the wooded section of the area. Both entrances to the trail are located in the parking lot. All buildings on the property are accessible by ramp, as well.
The Langlais Sculpture Preserve is open for public use during the day, but there is no overnight camping or visitation allowed.
Accessible trail, bird watching, dog walking, hiking, hunting (with prior permission), and snowshoeing.
Midcoast – Lincoln, Knox, Waldo
From Route 1 in Thomaston, head south on Wadsworth Street, and continue straight on Brooklyn Heights Rd./River Rd. for 3.2 miles. The Preserve is located on the right at 576 River Road, Cushing, and is open from dawn to dusk with a 0.25-mile, ADA-accessible path. A wheelchair is available when docents are on site.
Banner photo by Taylor Stenger