Welcome to Bangor Land Trust
Bangor Land Trust is a local non-profit 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. Want a challenge? Take to the Woods, an explore-the-trails challenge begins July 1, 2015 and runs through August 28, 2015.
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.
Programs & Events
Take to the Woods!
Explore the Trails Challenge
July 1 - August 28, 2015
Download the Booklet
or find them at
Bangor Land Trust Kiosks
Pedal the Penobscot Training Ride
with Tim Godaire
Thursday Evening, September 3
Meet in the parking lot next to the Sea Dog Brewing Co. at 5:20 pm for a 5:30 start. The route will be approximately 12 miles through Brewer covering the last 5 miles of the Pedal the Penobscot courses. Ride will be at an easy pace - noone will be left behind.
Join local photographer, Michele Benoit, for a photo walk in Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve on Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 am. Bring your camera and explore the landscapes and wildlife of this beautiful preserve. Michele will share photography tips and point out great photo ops along this ~2-mile loop trail. Meet at the Bangor Land Trust kiosk on the Kittredge Road (before you get to the Bangor City Forest). Please dress for the weather and trail conditions. Can't wait to see you there!
Blood Moon Outing
Celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend!
Sunday, September 27
Is it a clear sky night? If so, join us for a late night outing at West Penjajawoc Grasslands to witness the supermoon total eclipse. We’ll meet at the newly raised bat nesting boxes – bring a headlamp or flashlight, a chair, binoculars, bug spray, and good stories. The eclipse is scheduled to begin at 9:07 pm and should show maximum coverage at 10:47 pm. Because of a reddish appearance, this phenomenon is often called the Blood Moon. This is the fourth and last total eclipse in the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad, so you don’t want to miss it!
Mindful Sketching with Kay Carter
Part of ARTober / A Month-long Celebration of Arts and Culture in Bangor!
Artwork copyright, Kay Carter, tree root
Wednesday, Oct 14 in the Bangor Land Trust Office, 3 - 5 pm
Wednesday, Oct 21 at a Bangor Land Trust Preserve, 3 - 5 pm
Space is Limited - Registration is required.
Preference given to BLT members.
Part 1: Kay will show the class some of her sketches, talk about technique, and share the basics of using the pen and ink. Part 2: Participants will choose a place and a small composition and do a sketch, up close and personal with what they see. Kay will guide you into a quiet meditative way of being there.
A list of materials needed will be available in September.
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Bat Nesting Box Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - August 25, 2015
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