Bring the whole family and join Downeast Lakes Land Trust staff as we celebrate the quintessential New England fruit – the apple! On Monday, October 9th, DLLT hosts the 3rd annual Apple Harvest Day by harvesting the annual autumn bounty of apples, complete with apple cider pressing, bobbing… Read More
    On Friday, September 29th, DLLT celebrates the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a “Sunset Hike” on the Musquash Esker Trail. A glacial ribbon left by the last ice age, the Musquash Esker Trail winds 1.4 miles to a lookout over Big Musquash Stream, offering views of over 5,000… Read More
    On Thursday, September 14th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust welcomes forest ecologist and local bird expert Marion Bates for a birding walk in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Over 180 species have been recorded in the community forest, and the DLCF is an important stop on the Maine Birding… Read More
    On Tuesday, August 29th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome Andrew Cutko, an ecologist and licensed forester from the Maine Natural Areas Program. Mr. Cutko will be presenting “Rare Ecosystems of the Downeast Lakes Region,” which will highlight some of the unique natural areas of the… Read More
    On Sunday, August 6th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome back Greg Marley for a “Mushroom ID and Foraging Workshop.” This class will help beginners identify common mushrooms, including well-known edibles, poisonous species, and useful medicinal varieties. Mr. Marley will give beginners a workshop in identification,… Read More
    The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is thrilled to host the 13th Annual West Grand Lake Race! All non-motorized water craft are welcome to participate in recreational and competitive distances of 4 miles, 6 miles, and 12 miles. The shorter kids race is family friendly and a… Read More
    On Friday July 14th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is celebrating the latest edition of the DLLT Photo Contest with a Photography Show! Winning entries from each category will be on display, and an overall “Best In Show” winner will be announced. Snacks and refreshments will be served. The… Read More
    Beginning on July 4th, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to present our annual schedule of summer children’s programs! “Explorations and Adventures” is a series of FREE educational activities for children ages 6-10 (all ages welcome!). Programs meet at the Grand Lake Stream School Building on Tuesdays… Read More
    As part of the Grand Lake Stream, America 4th of July Celebrations, the Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to host the 8th annual “Race for Grand Lake Stream.” The 3-mile long run is from Big Lake to the center of the village, parallel to Grand Lake Stream… Read More
    On Friday, June 30th, Downeast Lakes Land Trust welcomes Bill Cobb, Director of the Maine chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association (FFLA). FFLA is a national organization that is involved in research of current and former forest fire lookout sites, ground cabins and early forest fire detection… Read More
    On Thursday, June 22nd, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome Ernie Atkinson, a fisheries biologist from Maine’s Department of Marine Resources. Atkinson is working on “planting” salmon eggs in coastal Maine rivers, aiding in the efforts to restore Atlantic salmon habitat. Egg planting and building artificial… Read More
    On Saturday, June 3rd, join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust and the Grand Lake Stream ATV Club for the 3rd Annual Community and Forest Clean-Up. After a long Downeast winter, trash can build up along roadsides in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest and around the village of Grand… Read More
    During April break, Downeast Lakes Land Trust is hosting a “Signs of Spring” hike for kids in grades 3 – 8 along the newly-created Tower Hill Trail in the Downeast Lakes Community Forest. Join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown, as we look for early spring wildflowers,… Read More
    Is there anything sweeter than Maine maple syrup? On Sunday, March 26th, join Downeast Lakes Land Trust staff for a group trip up to Chandler’s Sugar Shack in Kossuth, Maine to celebrate Maine Maple Sunday, a statewide celebration of all things maple. We will tour the sugar shack… Read More
    Are you interested in ice fishing, but not quite sure where to begin? Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Princeton Rod & Gun Club are thrilled to be hosting a “Family Ice Fishing Day” on Saturday, February 25th on West Grand Lake. Whether you are a seasoned pro or… Read More
    Will the kids be cooped up in the house during February break? Get them outside for the day to learn important lessons in winter survival. On Tuesday, February 21st, join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown for a fun-filled afternoon of shelter building, fire making, wild edibles,… Read More
    Traversing the frozen woodlands of Downeast Maine by cross-country ski or snowshoe is a great way to enjoy a winter afternoon. On Friday, January 20th, join DLLT Education and Outreach Manager Colin Brown for a group trek along a unique glacial feature, Musquash Esker, located in the Downeast… Read More
    On Sunday, November 27, join Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) staff and volunteers as we celebrate the start of the holiday season with an Evergreen Extravaganza! The Grand Lake Stream School Building will be transformed into an early winter wonderland of crafts, delicious treats, children’s activities, and more. Read More
    Bring the whole family and join Downeast Lakes Land Trust staff as we celebrate the quintessential New England fruit – the apple! On Monday, October 10th, we will be harvesting the annual autumn bounty of apples with apple cider pressing, bobbing for apples, apple-themed baked goods, and other… Read More