Visiting the Wildlands:

Visiting the Wildlands On Sundays, the South Gate will be open from about 8 am until 6 pm. Valley Road will be open to the Mitchville Meadow about 1.5 miles in, just after the Mead Mtn. Road. This means easier access to Mead Mtn Loop, Hillside/Oak Hill, and Drumlin...

1st Annual Wildlands Virtual Fall Trail Race

October 24 – November 6 

We’ve been hosting the race for more than 20 years and are excited about this new version of it. The 5.7-mile course starts and ends at the South Gate on Rte 1. It will be clearly marked with signs and arrows, but review the map, written directions and other info HERE

Register here: RunReg

Jennifer Britz of Bar Harbor in 2019 race


3rd Annual Wildlands Adventure Challenge, organized by Strong Machine Adventure Racing

Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11

The weekend of races was excellent, with beautiful fall weather, including a few whitecaps on Alamoosook Lank. 270 people participated in the the four separate races. Photos are here on the Facebook page. Results are here.


The Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust connects people through the conservation of open spaces and creation of trail systems. Through our work we provide opportunities for children to get outside, protect habitat for our region’s most important wildlife species, keep working farms working, and offer a variety of some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in Hancock County. We preserve the things that make coastal Maine such a great place to live.

Birding in the Wildlands

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Financially supporting GPMCT makes a tangible difference by helping to continue land conservation and trail building efforts in coastal Maine. GPMCT is a member-supported, non-profit and your gift may provide you with valuable tax deductions.

Explore Outdoors

Our Explore Outdoors! program, operated by GPMCT and Downeast Audubon to facilitate children’s learning and exploration of the natural world, is on hold until we have worked out how to work with schools during the pandemic. The website has many nature-based activities you and your family can enjoy indoors or outdoors close to home, but has not been updated since June.

In this unprecedented time, we hope you find solace and renewal in the Wildlands, our 4500-acre preserve in Orland.

Thank you for supporting our work to maintain this important community resource

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