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 trails. Go early. If the...


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.

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