Check out the three different types of lands Kittery Land Trust helps preserve:
8.5 acres was donated to KLT in 2013 by Josh Abott and James Scully. The land abuts Rustlewood Farm to the north. It consists of brushy, young forest—perfect habitat for the woodcock, endangered New England Cottontail rabbit, and the Maine endangered Blanding’s Turtle—wetlands,and a portion of an old gravel pit, which is off Remicks Lane. Currently there are no trails, and it is a No Hunting area due to the proximity of residential houses. Daytime parking is permitted at the end of Clayton Lane, with space for two cars.
The Fairchild Easement protects the quintessential fir-lined Maine coastal view that people enjoy at the Chauncey Creek Lobster pier across the creek. A small portion of this 17-acre shorefront conservation easement along navigable Chauncey Creek is open via a trailhead at 8 Pocahontas Road, Gerrish Island. To the right of the driveway, find a small brass “8” on a tree, and follow to a lookout over Chauncey Creek. The driveway itself is private, so please park on the road.
Encompassing 177 acres at the north end of Norton Road, this preserve is KLT’s largest with three trails through rolling hemlock, beech, oak, and maple woodlands, containing large and small wetlands, vernal pools, and many stone walls.The Preserve is located at the very end of Norton Road just past a yellow farm house on the left. Please do not park at the entrance of the trailhead, which is marked with a sign suspended between two posts. Instead, turn your car around and heading back in the direction you came, park beyond pole #49 with the orange ribbon on the left side of the road. The trailhead follows an ancient roadway until the end of our property. If you prefer you can take a right fork at about 1/4 distance, which is the start of a new trail we are making with Americorps and KLT Volunteers. There’s also a left fork to follow, a short distance,. Eventually, these trails will connect.
Over 70 acres between Routes 236 and 103 may be accessed via a recently-improved central trail connecting hemlock stands, wetlands, and diverse wildlife habitats. For the easiest access to the Remick Preserve, head west on Route 236 out of the Memorial Traffic Circle. At the traffic lights, take a left onto Martin Road. Take the second right onto Ridgewood Drive. Take the first left to stay on Ridgewood Drive. Park under the power lines. The trail is on the right side of the road. Stay to the left and Follow a mowed path under the power lines to where the woods begin. The trail is marked in blue. Here is another entrance with more limited parking: Follow Rte 236 west of I-95, after 3/4 mile turn left on Fernald Rd. The trailhead is marked by a set of rustic steps on the right near the fire hydrant. Limited parking available on Fernald Rd. The Trial for Remick is well marked in blue and proceeds west across the power line clearing. After this, there’s a loop trail blazed in yellow.
This popular, rocky point between Seapoint and Crescent beaches on Cutts Island protects over two acres of grass and shrub habitats while providing walking trails and breathtaking views to Nubble Light, Isles of Shoals, and Cape Ann. Seapoint is a beautiful destination for area bicyclists. Follow Chauncey Creek Rd eastward to Seapoint Rd. to the end. Parking is available along the road, limited in season to Kittery residents with a valid sticker. Recently cleared by KLT Volunteers, there is a loop around the point of land at the end of the beach.
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Public – Limited Access
Five acres of wetland habitat and a mature beech stand are protected next to the busy Route 1 corridor. There are no trails or parking. Access is across private property.
22 acres donated to KLT by former Board Member Bill Cutts. This property lies within the Brave Boat Harbor watershed and features an upland forest, wetlands, and part of an old mill pond. The property currently has no trails. There is limited on-street parking and access from Foyes Lane.
This 30 acre preserve in the heart of the Brave Boat Harbor watershed conserves oak and hemlock forests and portions of a large wetland on either side of the old York Harbor & Beach Railroad alignment. The old railroad is the primary walking path on this property and access is across private property.
Measuring 200 feet to a side, this pocket greenspace in the Bowen Road neighborhood is surrounded by an old stonewall and protected as a beautiful open space.
300 acres of farmland — fields, forest and wetlands– stretching from Kittery to Eliot. KLT purchased two conservation easements on the farm in 2014, which have eliminated the possibility of future residential development. The land protects nearly a mile of Spruce Creek and maintains the open vistas along Wilson Road (Rte 101).The Johnson family continues to own and farm the land, the last dairy farmin Kittery. Year round, public access will be limited to a short trail (which KLT volunteers will build alongside Wilson Road in Eliot), leading to a view of Mt. Agamenticus. The trail head will include a small parking area when finished. Passive winter recreation (skiing, snowshoeing) is allowed. Hunting is only by permission from the Johnson family.
Private – Protected
This historic 12-acre saltwater farm along Spruce Creek on Haley Road is protected from further development. The old farmhouse and barn frame a rolling landscape of mowed fields and a large pond.
A four acre easement on Cutts Island enhances the views from Seapoint Beach.
18 acres of oak-maple-pine forest and salt marshes adjacent to Admiralty Village provide an oasis of habitat and beautiful views in the heart of Kittery. The conservation easement encompasses what is believed to be the oldest mill dam in Maine, originally built for a 17th century grist mill. There are no trails or parking.