Trust Members Attend Maine Land Conservation Conference 2013

April 26-27, 2013.  On these days, four members of the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust traveled to Topsham Maine to participate in a conference subtitled “Re-Connecting Children with Nature”. The conference,  hosted by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and sponsored by L.L.Bean (among others), featured Dr. Cheryl Charles,  founder (along with Richard Louv) of the Children […]

Trust Members Attend Trail Building Seminar

April 12, 2013.  Five members and officers of the Great Pond Mountain Trust traveled to the HiddenValleyNatureCenter in Jefferson, Maine. Sponsored by HVNC, professional trail builder Steve Spencer worked in collaboration with members of the Maine Forest Service to present the basics of habitat-friendly trail building. Participants in the seminar were presented with a detailed […]


March 27, 2013. Chris Wilcox of Sam’s Club in Bangor comes to KidsPeace New England in Ellsworth for the purpose of donating $1000.00 to the KidsGiveback Forestry Program. Begun in 2007 by Hans Krichels, Coordinator of  KidsGiveBack, in collaboration with the Great Pond Mountain Trust, the Forestry Program has benefitted hundreds of KidsPeace kids over […]

GPMCT Offices Move to New Location!

GPMCT is leasing a bright new office space on Bucksport’s Lower Main Street (next to Roland Grindle Insurance) for 2013. We could use some help with furnishings! Wish list items include: comfy chair and loveseat, folding chairs, desk chairs, small computer desks, floor lamps, bulletin boards, runner carpet, microwave, kitchen items (plates, utensils, mugs, glasses) […]

Championship Snowshoe Race Results

The Second Annual State Of Maine Championship Snowshoe Race was held Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. Special thanks to all the volunteers who made this possible. Under less than ideal conditions, twenty-six contestants, wearing cleats, cramp-ons, winter running shoes, whatever, completed the 4.9 mile course. Here are the race results as posted […]

Outdoor Photo of the Month Contest

You’ve got great outdoor photos and we’d love to see ’em! Send your favorite April photo to us this month – it must be representative of April in Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island or Dedham, and feature flora and fauna, scenic landscapes or people having outdoor fun. Amateurs and pros alike may submit up to eight […]

Wildlands Trails Now Listed in Maine Trail Finder

According to Joel Alex, Project Coordinator, Center for Community GIS, “Maine Trail Finder is a grant funded initiative that works with trail managers around Maine to promote their trails as part of a  comprehensive database of non-motorized trails geared towards residents and  visitors to Maine.  “Recently, we received a grant to reach out to land […]

Letterboxing Now Open to Kids in Wildlands

Following an old European tradition, find the letterboxes (five to date) in the Wildlands. Bring a small notebook and some “sign” of your own- a rubber stamp, for example, or simply a “mark” – your initials,  perhaps, in a circle or square or triangle. (Be creative.) To find letterboxes, follow directions on cards in the […]

Mauricette leads the pack in Wildlands Trail Run, October 28

Eric Mauricette of Old Town, just off his strong performance at the MDI Marathon, ran away with this year’s first place at the seven-mile Great Pond Mountain Wildlands Trail Race October 28, with a near record time of 50:48. Meanwhile, the womens’ race was very closely contested from start to finish, with Keri Bassingthwaite of […]

New Birding Path now Complete

Sept. 16, 2012. Jennifer Riefler writes: “Except for a sign and a few blazes, the new BIRDING PATH is now complete! “The trailhead is off of the Hothole Pond Trail, a short ways after the beaver dam. The HH Pond trail angles to the right and the Birding Path angles slightly left, but mainly straight […]