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Hiatt Farm
Photo by R. Collin Therrien

Hiatt Farm

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Project Description

Just north of Merrymeeting Bay, the Hiatt Farm borders the Kennebec River, its 92 acres include hayfields and extensive tidal marshlands. The historic nature of this farm is evident along the waterfront, where remnants of a pier testify to the days when �Kennebec Ice� was cut on site and loaded onto schooners. The farmhouse that is now on the upland portion of the farm was once situated by the water, serving as a boarding house for ice workers.

With support from the Land for Maine�s Future (LMF) Program and the USDA Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program the Maine Department of Agriculture acquired a conservation easement on Hiatt Farm that will prevent future subdivision and development while protecting productive farm soils, valuable wildlife habitat and community open space. The easement helps to ensure that this prime farmland will remain in productive use and be available and affordable for farmers in the future.

Please note: On private farms protected with Land for Maine's Future Program support, public access is by landowner permission. Please see the icons to determine allowed uses and follow any guidance posted on the property. For more information on how to obtain landowner permission, contact Stephanie Gilbert at the Maine Department of Agriculture. Hiatt Farm does have a 0.2-mile path on the lowland section of the property that affords river access (through a dense alder thicket). Permission is not needed for daytime use of this path.