Royal River Conservation Trust and others won awards for successful work on a vast conservation easement covering 1700 acres of working forest, orchards, barns, pastures, shoreline, and habitat surrounding the iconic Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Today, the village hosts its religious community, library, museum, events, guided nature tours, a working farm, outdoor classrooms, and more. The easement is held by the New England Forestry Foundation in partnership with the Royal River Conservation Trust. Funding came from sources including the Land for Maine’s Future program.
Public water access to the Shaker Bog and Sabbathday Lake — the headwaters of the Royal River is mapped as part of the Royal River Water Trail.
For more information visit: The Shaker Village website