Commune with nature at Robinson Woods preserve

Posted Dec. 06, 2012, at 6:06 a.m.
The sun rises through fog coming off a pond behind an old oak tree at the Robinson Woods nature preserve Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Cape Elizabeth.
The sun rises through fog coming off a pond behind an old oak tree at the Robinson Woods nature preserve Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Cape Elizabeth. Buy Photo

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Looking for a place to commune with nature? Check out Robinson Woods, a 145-acre preserve located on Shore Road, just a few miles from downtown Portland.

The nature preserve, which features many trees that have been around longer than the United States, nearly doubled in size last month when the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust acquired 63.6 acres from Robinson family.

The purchase extends the town’s growing Greenbelt Trail system, protecting woodland and wetland habitats while ensuring public access for generations to come.

Photographer Robert Bukaty visited the land earlier this week.

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