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Arial view of Long Reach Forest
Photo by Harpswell Heritage Trust

Long Reach Forest

Guidelines for Use of LMF Properties

Walking/Hiking Wildlife Observation/Study Cross-country skiing/Snow-shoeing Fishing Hunting/Trapping Swimming Clamming/Worming 

Project Description

Funding from the Land for Maine’s Future Program enabled Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) to purchase 99 acres adjoining a town-owned recreational field and a previously protected 217-acre property. The contiguous protected parcels, along with the adjoining State-owned Baxter Park, total 529 acres.

Long Reach Forest features varied terrain, with a maturing upland forest, freshwater wetlands, a bog, and a half-mile of tidal frontage that includes important mudflats. These diverse habitats support a variety of ducks, geese, wading birds, and hawks, including some species that are rare or in decline.

HHLT has created a trail system on the 99-acre parcel that is enjoyed by hikers, skiers, snowshoers, hunters, clammers and wormers.