• Mahoosuc Land Trust

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    • Hiking/Walking Trails
    162 North Road
    Bethel, ME 04217
    (207) 824-3806
    (207) 824-7307 (fax)
    Hours:
    Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM

    About Us

    Since its founding in 1988, the Mahoosuc Land Trust has encouraged the public interest in conservation in western Maine. It supports a balance of growth and preservation and emphasizes sustainable read more
    • About

      Since its founding in 1988, the Mahoosuc Land Trust has encouraged the public interest in conservation in western Maine. It supports a balance of growth and preservation and emphasizes sustainable forestry, agriculture, and traditional land use. A private, nonprofit organization, the land trust is deeply routed in the community and is governed by an active board of volunteers. It owns islands in the Androscoggin River, shoreland properties, flood plain land and mountain summits. It holds easements on woodlands and lakefronts. Trust properties and easements are located in Albany, Bethel, Gilead, Newry, Upton, Woodstock, Greenwood and Rumford. Our organization is strongly supported by volunteers and if you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact us.

      Be sure to visit our website to learn more of what we do and to see the properties we have conserved. Also, you can purchase our Androscoggin River Canoe Map and Trail Guide with a simple click.

    • Member Events

      Friday Feb 7, 2020
      Mahoosuc Land Trust's fledgling bird program is growing. If you are interested in birds ? walks, movies, field trips, lectures, either as a beginner or experienced ? we need your input on what types of things you would like to see us add to our program in 2020. Please join us to create the calendar of events for 2020 and discuss other opportunities to grow the birding community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling (207)824-3806 or email barbara@mahoosuc.org.. ...read more
      Saturday Feb 8, 2020
      Learn to identify birds in your yard and western Maine. This class will take some of the mystery out of identifying birds by demonstrating simple tips, techniques, and tools used by experienced birders. The class is perfect for beginners as well as those with some bird watching experience. Lead by James Reddoch, author of the Bethel Citizen?s weekly article Mahoosuc Bird Notes. Space is limited, reserve by calling (207)824-3806. ...read more
      Saturday Feb 8, 2020
      Choose your adventure! To celebrate the completion of the McCoy-Chapman Forest acquisition, join us for 2 snowshoe hikes and one great bonfire. Option 1 5:00 - Paul Handlen, storyteller extraordinaire, will lead a hike up to the overlook for a great view of the moon. Total length of hike - 2 miles with some steep sections. Option 2 6:30 - Join Kirk Siegel for a gentle walk on the new Esker Loop. Total length of walk - 1 mile, flat, easy terrain 7:30 - Bonfire for all in the field along the river. Cocoa and desserts. Please bring fully charged headlamps and snowshoes. Snowshoes for anyone in need are available thanks to True North Adventureware at 196 Walkers Mills Rd, Bethel. A limited number of snowshoes will also be available at the start of the hikes. Meet at Valentine Farm parking lot (162 North Road, Bethel), 20 minutes before the start of the hike/walk. Please RSVP by emailing Barbara, barbara@mahoosuc.org. ...read more
    • Directions

      Mahoosuc Land Trust's Valentine Farm Conservation Center is located at 162 North Road, .8 miles west of the intersection of North Road and Route 2.