On Saturday, August 12, Jean-Luc Theriault, Kennebec Land Trust’s Stewardship Director, and Howard Lake, a Director of KLT, will lead a hike on Mount Pisgah in Winthrop. This hike will extend past the historic fire tower, and continue along the ridge line of Mount Pisgah on Phase One of the new trails funded by the 2017 Mount Pisgah Campaign. Theresa Kerchner, executive director of KLT, says “Mount Pisgah is a popular Central Maine destination where outdoor lovers can hike, collect blueberries, hunt, cross-country ski, and snowmobile. Expanding the Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area only increases opportunities for residents and visitors alike.”
The Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area in Winthrop and Wayne is KLT’s largest property, covering 950 acres with two trails to the summit, an historic Maine fire service tower, and a recently cleared four-acre high-bush blueberry field. Funds raised through this campaign will allow KLT to add to the existing property three new parcels totaling 158 acres and featuring impressive ledges and vernal pools, to build a beautiful new trail along the Mount Pisgah Ridge, and to help maintain the current trail system.
Event is on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 9 AM. The hike is just under 4 miles. Meet at the Mount Pisgah Community Conservation Area parking lot. Directions can be found on www.tklt.org. No registration is required and this event is free. Call the KLT office with any questions: 377-2848.