Watershed Landmarks Series

Royal River Conservation Trust is delighted to introduce a new series of events featuring RRCT-owned properties throughout the region! The 2023 Watershed Landmarks Series will visit Gray, New Gloucester, Pownal, North Yarmouth, and Yarmouth. Each event is uniquely tailored to the property and uniquely RRCT.

Please join us!

Pisgah Hill to Pownal – Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. – Join our Stewardship Director, Chad, for a special offtrail hike from the Pisgah Hill Preserve (North parcel) to a ledge in the woods of Pownal – and back. Meet at Pisgah Hill North Preserve – 159 North Pownal Road, New Gloucester. Trailhead parking will fill up quickly so please follow roadside signage for road shoulder parking. Along our route to the Pownal town line we’ll enjoy hiking through deep, mature woods, across a stream/beaver flowage, and up to tranquil porcupine ledges.

The trek will be approximately three miles (round trip). Please set aside roughly three hours for the trek, including down-time and breaks. This trek requires hiking through rugged, unmaintained terrain, including a significant (knee- to waist-deep in places) stream crossing with no bridge but rather assorted logs, beaver dams, and sand bars. Attendees are responsible for being mindful of their own ability level. No dogs, please. If this sounds like the hike for you, please join us for a memorable morning in one of our watershed’s conservation landmarks!

Space is limited – register now!

Stay tuned for upcoming Watershed Landmark events:

Out of School & Into the Woods – Friday, July 14, 2023 at 9 a.m. – Mèmak Preserve – 78 Lufkin Road, North Yarmouth

Fairgounds to Flowing North – Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 9 a.m. – New Gloucester Fairgrounds hike to Flowing North Preserve – 38 Trotters Park, New Gloucester

‘Round the Marsh – Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 11 a.m. – Thayer Brook Preserve – 92 Ramsdell Road, Gray

Cascoak: A Place of Peace – Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 1 p.m. – Littlejohn Island Preserve – Walk or bike from your home, or meet at Sandy Point Beach, Yarmouth, for limited shuttles.