Two land trusts create Penobscot Shore Preserve

Prospect—On March 29, thanks to a successful collaboration with Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, Coastal Mountains Land Trust established its most northerly preserve in Prospect, Maine. The new Penobscot Shore Preserve is made up of two parcels—16 and 31 acres—located on the Bowden Point Road along the western shore of the Penobscot River. The land, […]

Skorapa, Clarke win Wildlands Snowshoe Run Feb. 19

Victor Skorapa, 22, of Freeport led a pack of 15 runners to win the Wildlands Snowshoe Run on Sunday, Feb. 19, for the second year in a row. Sun and temperatures near 50 F meant t-shirts and well-packed snow on the scenic 4.4-mile course. Skorapa, a student at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ran over […]

Goupee, VanDongen win Wildlands Trail Run

Andy Goupee of Dedham and Jennifer VanDongen of Bar Harbor led the pack over the finish line in the Wildlands Trail Run Sunday, October 30. Fifty-six runners from around the state turned out for the first race in the 2016 Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Series, a 6.3-mile dash across Oak and Flag Hills and […]

Doherty, Keeney are Volunteers of the Year

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust honored David Doherty of Orland and Peter Keeney of Bar Harbor as 2015-16 Volunteers of the Year, at the land trust’s annual meeting July 10. The land trust recognized Doherty for his volunteer work rebuilding the Stuart Gross Trail on Orland’s Great Pond Mountain, and his participation in the Adopt-a-Path […]

Skorapa wins Wildlands Snowshoe Run

ORLAND—Victor Skorapa, 21, of Freeport—a student at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine—bested a field of 17 runners to win the Wildlands Snowshoe Race on Sunday, Feb. 7. This winter’s run featured pleasant temperatures and softening snow—a big contrast to last season’s deep powder and bitter cold! Only about half the runners sported snowshoes; the rest […]

Cake and VanDongen win Wildlands Trail Run

Judson Cake of Bar Harbor was the overall winner of the 6.3-mile Wildlands Trail Run, held on a rainy fall Sunday, October 25. Cake, 37, ran the course up and over Oak and Flag Hills in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in 43:41. Andy Goupee of Dedham took 2nd overall with a time of 45:18, […]

Bylaws overhaul, new board members at July 12 Annual Meeting

At GPMCT’s Annual Meeting July 12, members will vote on revised bylaws and a new slate of board members and officers, and say goodbye to several board members terming out. Click HERE for an agenda! Departing board members include Ted Van Leer of Lexington, VA and Alamoosook Lake, Orland, who has now served a total […]

Bucksport blueberry field, forest conserved

Outdoor adventurers will have a new destination in Bucksport this year, now that GPMCT has received a stunning 65-acre forest and blueberry field on the town-abandoned Upper Long Pond Road. The property sits high on the north side of a ridge and contains a 5.5-acre blueberry field, a 5-acre wetland and 50+ acres of mixed […]

Dalisio wins Snowshoe Race

Tony Dalisio of Waterville bested fifteen other runners to win the 13th annual Wildlands Snowshoe Race on Saturday, Feb. 14. Dalisio, 32, completed the brutally cold and snowy 4.9-mile course in 49 minutes, 7 seconds. He was followed by Victor Skorapa of Freeport, with a time of 52:03, and the female winner, Jennifer VanDongen of […]

Goupee, VanDongen win Wildlands Trail Run

A record 78 runners turned out for this year’s Wildlands Trail Race Sunday, October 26. The first race in the 2014 Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Series saw some solid performances and left a lot to be determined at next week’s run in Sullivan. In this year’s Double Trouble Race standings, Jennifer VanDongen of Bar […]