Every Tuesday afternoon for the past six years, rain, shine, sleet, or snow, kids from KidsPeace New England in Ellsworth have traveled to the Wildlands to work with Steward Jake Maier at first and now Steward Brian Keegstra on whatever project called out the loudest. Kids have installed birdhouses, removed beaver dams, thinned acres […]


Moonlight Walk

On this day, several dozen intrepid  trekkers of all ages made their way from the Wildlands’ North Gate  to the Baker Brook campsite. There, in a moonlit clearing in the Wildlands, hot chocolate, s’mores, and the very best of company were enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Brian Keegstra, Jennifer Riefler, and Cheri Domina for […]

Monthly Photo Contest 2013

Thanks to Polly Peckenham, Emily Hawkins, Brenda Veilleux,  Nikki Fox and others for their January entries! Thanks to Lynette Gaslin, Sharon Bray, and others  for our February entries.  Thanks to Nugget Wagner for her March entry. Thanks to Brenda Veilleux, Patrick Haugen, and Rebecca Berry for April submissions.  Thanks to Connie Tuller and Hans Krichels […]

GPMCT Annual Retreat

January 26, 2013.  GPMCT Board, staff, and committee members met at Alamoosook Lakeside Inn to share information and discuss matters of importance to the Trust. Cheri Domina discussed the LTA Accreditation process; President Sarah Levine spoke about the new headquarters for the Trust and the To the Summit Campaign; and Forester Roger Greene spoke about […]

Championship Snowshoe Race

The race was a great success. Under less than ideal conditions, twenty-six contestants, wearing cleats, cramp-ons, winter running shoes, whatever, completed the 4.9 mile course. Jeff Lombardo from Old Town was the overall winner.  Go to “news” on this site for complete race results. (Unless otherwise noted, photos here by H. Krichels.)

Wilderness Wonderland

With the first snows of the New Year, rabbits bounded through the Wildlands, while critters of a different species lashed on skis, snowshoes, heavy winter boots and took to the trails. Come one, come all. And send us your pictures from the Wildlands; we’ll post them in this Gallery.

New Benches in Wildlands

December 10, 2012. Thanks to Richard Crampton and his crew of kids at the REACH School in Bucksport, several new benches are now available to weary wanderers in the Wildlands. In the pictures featured here, Crampton, Steward Brian Keegstra, and rsu25 Superintendent Jim Boothby watch as REACH kids set up the benches.

Christmas Greens Gathering, Dec. 9, 2012

Dec. 9, 2012. A spectacular springlike day in the Wildlands.  Folks gathered from far and wide for hayrides, warm fires, cookies (lots of cookies), hot chocolate, and yes (not to forget) the search for the perfect family Christmas tree.

Wildlands Christmas Greens Gathering, Dec. 2, 2012

December 2, 2012, the Bonnie and Ben Sidaway family from Dedham were among the families that braved the drizzly weather to search for their perfect Christmas tree. This is the family’s fourth year at the event. The cookie tent, warm fire, and tractor-drawn hayride will be repeated Dec. 9 for families still in search of […]