Bangor Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that has conserved over 800 acres of land with public access in the Bangor area. Our mission is to protect for public benefit land and water in the Bangor region that have special ecological, natural, scenic, agricultural, or recreational significance; and to increase public understanding of the value of land and water conservation. Founded in 2001, BLT is supported by members and fundraising events.
In addition to the annual Pedal the Penobscot Road Ride, Bangor Land Trust hosts monthly community events on its preserves including a variety of nature walks and talks that are fun for the whole family.
Check our Calendar of Events on a regular basis as fluctuations occur. Sometimes events get added without too much lead time, due to peak timing for spotlight species (for example, Lady's Slippers blooming and Woodcock flying).
You'll find member photos and Bangor area wildlife information in The More You Know section of our site.
Saturday April 29 at 10 am
Connections - Roaming the Trails
Meet at the Walden-Parke Preserve Kiosk Leader: George Elliott
Do you enjoy walking through the woods to enjoy nature? Join Bangor Land Trust members this Saturday for a tour showing the connection of three BLT preserves. We’ll start the hike in Walden-Parke Preserve at the head of the Blue Trail, follow the Blue Trail to its northern terminus at the Veazie RR bed, hike south on the RR bed to reach a trail that takes us into North Penjajawoc Forest, hike through the Forest and then connect with a trail in Northeast PJJ Preserve. This trail will lead us back to the Veazie RR bed. We’ll be close to a well-established vernal pool and if we have time, we’ll stop to examine it. To return, we will follow the RR bed north to the southern terminus of the Blue Trail with the RR bed and take the Blue Trail back to our starting point. The total hiking distance is approximately 4 miles. This is a great opportunity for a good spring hike in the woods and a chance to experience connected BLT lands. Please be advised! The trails are muddy and have standing water in spots. Waterproof shoes or boots are highly recommended. We also recommend that you pack drinking water.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:00 AM
Directions: From Essex St., turn right onto Walden-Parke Way just past the Church Rd intersection. Follow Walden-Parke Way for about 1 mile and turn right on Tamarack Trail. Drive for about 0.7 miles and park at the cul-de-sac.
Rain date: 4/30/17, if necessary
Month of May
Neighborhood Bird Walks
Check out the Calendar of Events for a bird walk near you.
For those that can't make it to weekday bird walks:
Saturday, May 20 from 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Bird Walk with Robert Ostrowski at Essex Woods
Meet at the Watchmaker Street parking lot.
Tentative Date - Saturday June 3 at 10 am
Lady Slipper Walk
Meet at the Walden-Parke Preserve Kiosk
Leaders: George Elliott & Gail Downs
Sunday Sept 10 - Starting from High Tide in Brewer!
Pedal the Penobscot
Some details and additional programs are still to be determined. Check out the website, email or call 942-1010 to find out more.
The More You Know
Have you ever wondered about a flower or bird or tree? Did you want to know its name or more about it? Help build a resource of nature's gifts in the Bangor area to use and to learn from. Send photos from your adventures - photos of frogs, birds, bugs, trees and more.
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- Kenduskeag Stream
- Mount Hope Cemetery
- Orono Trails & Public Open Spaces
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