A short walk up Beech Hill rewards one with panoramic views of the midcoast, stretching from the Georges River Valley out to Monhegan Island and east to Mount Desert Island. Generations of local residents have frequented Beech Hill–enjoying family hikes and picnics, blueberry-picking and quiet reflection in an inspiring setting. This cherished community landmark is Read More
There is no time like summer and fall in Maine to enjoy fresh berries that you pick yourself, at a local farm or in a local field. Visit one of these locations to enjoy berry picking, apple picking, or to purchase locally grown vegetables from one of these Land for Maine's Future working farms. Eating locally is healthy for you and for Maine's environment and economy.
Broadturn Farm is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm that raises organic vegetables, cut flowers, strawberries, a small amount of poultry, and turkey, as well as natural lamb and pork. The property is in agricultural conservation with the Scarborough Land Conservation Trust (SLCT). Formerly called the Keith Meserve Farm, the land is one of the largest Read More
This 170-acre working farm was conserved in 2008 through a generous donation by landowner Ripley Swan, funding by the Land for Maine’s Future program, and with considerable assistance by the Farm and Ranch Protection Program. Aside from being perpetually available for agriculture, this conservation easement property also conserves 2000 feet of beautiful Androscoggin River frontage. Read More
The climate, setting and soils of Lakeside Orchards are ideally suited for growing apples. That’s what an early landowner, Jacob Pope, concluded when he planted the first apple trees there in the 1870s. The farm, which once encompassed 5,000 acres, is now 189 acres with 8,000 trees. Each year, this productive orchard generates 13,000-18,000 bushels Read More
This working farm was conserved in 2004 through funding from the Land for Maine’s Future program and the Farmland Ranch Protection Program. In 2007 and 2010 the landowners, Bob and Ella Mae Packard, generously donated two additional agricultural conservation easements to the Androscoggin Land Trust, bringing the total conserved acreage of this farm to approximately Read More
At the end of 2010, Maine Farmland Trust and Androscoggin Land Trust completed a collaborative effort to conserve 625 acres of working farmland (River Rise Farm) and forest along the Androscoggin River on Gulf Island Pond through generous funding from Land for Maine’s Future and the USDA’s Farmland Ranch Protection Program. The land will remain privately owned, Read More