Our Preserves, Our Trails, Our Successes


We invite you to visit our preserves and to explore other land we've helped protect. 

Tour the Royal River Water Trail with our new maps and guides, from Sabbathday Lake to the Sea.


Visit RRCT's Littlejohn Island Preserve in Yarmouth, with a loop hiking trail with 360 degree views of Casco Bay and an undeveloped shoreline with rough beaches.  Parking is limited and typically at capacity on weekends; when parking lots are full alternate walks are available by parking at either end of Cousins and Littlejohn causeways.
Visit RRCT's Intervale Preserve in New Gloucester, with bank fishing and river access on the upper reaches of Royal River rich with wild brook trout, a short loop hike, lush marshes with wildlife and birds, in an area rich with sportsman's heritage.  This preserve is the location of our first pilot implementation of "Royal Treasures/Royal Treasure Maps."

Visit RRCT's new Pisgah Hill Preserve in New Gloucester.  Acquired in 2011 with more acquisitions to come in 2014, our work in 2013 opened hiking and non-groomed winter trails with a new trail head on Dougherty Road near the New Gloucester-Pownal town line.

Visit the Bradbury to Pineland Corridor, managed by Bradbury Mountain State Park, the result of a decade of conserved land acquisiton work supported by the Royal River Conservation Trust.

Visit the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark, with public trails, forests, waterfalls, lakeshore, orchards and herb gardens.  The 1700 acre property is conserved and stewarded through a unique partnership of many regional and national organizations including RRCT.

Visit the Fels-Groves Farm Preserve and West Side Trails in Yarmouth, or the Spear Farm Estuary Preserve on the Royal River off Baview in Yarmouth, both managed jointly by the Town of Yarmouth and RRCT.

Visit RRCT's Littlejohn Island Preserve, in Yarmouth.

Download the Town of Yarmouth Open Space Guide pdf for information on many town-owned properties and river access points like Spear Farm Estuary Preserve, Fels-Groves Farm Preserve, Royal River Park, and Pratt's Brook Park which are cared for because of a unique partnership between RRCT and the Town, and often protected by RRCT Conservation Easements.

Visit the Town of North Yarmouth parks website, to visit town-owned properties and river access points like the Chandler Brook Preserve protected by RRCT Conservation Easements.

Visit Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth, to visit public groomed trails and a working farm and an agricultural museum protected by a RRCT Conservation Easement. 

Visit Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, the Pineland Public Reserved Land in Gray and North Yarmouth, Mayall Mills State Historic Site in Gray, the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, and the Morgan Meadow Wildlife Management Area in Gray and Raymond to visit state-owned conservation land, some of which was expanded with the help of RRCT.

Many of the trails above are also on a trail guide published by Healthy Casco Bay.     Also many are included on the website Maine Trail Finder.  

In sum, we own and care for ten (10) preserves totaling 370 acres.  We protect an additional 2900 acres of private, municipal, agricultural, and non-profit land with 42 conservation easements and trail easements.  We have worked to conserve land that is now owned by Bradbury Mountain State Park and other conservation owners. 

For more detailed information on all of our current holdings:  RRCT Real Estate Interests.
Visit RRCT's Littlejohn Island Preserve in Yarmouth, with a loop hiking trail with 360 degree views of Casco Bay and an undeveloped shoreline with rough beaches.  Parking is limited and typically at capacity on weekends; when parking lots are full alternate walks are available by parking at either end of Cousins and Littlejohn causeways.
Visit RRCT's Littlejohn Island Preserve in Yarmouth, with a loop hiking trail with 360 degree views of Casco Bay and an undeveloped shoreline with rough beaches.  Parking is limited and typically at capacity on weekends; when parking lots are full alternate walks are available by parking at either end of Cousins and Littlejohn causeways.
Visit RRCT's Littlejohn Island Preserve in Yarmouth, with a loop hiking trail with 360 degree views of Casco Bay and an undeveloped shoreline with rough beaches.  Parking is limited and typically at capacity on weekends; when parking lots are full alternate walks are available by parking at either end of Cousins and Littlejohn causeways.
Visit RRCT's Littlejohn Island Preserve in Yarmouth, with a loop hiking trail with 360 degree views of Casco Bay and an undeveloped shoreline with rough beaches.  Parking is limited and typically at capacity on weekends; when parking lots are full alternate walks are available by parking at either end of Cousins and Littlejohn causeways.

Visit RRCT's Littlejohn Island Preserve in Yarmouth, with a loop hiking trail with 360 degree views of Casco Bay and an undeveloped shoreline with rough beaches.  Parking is limited and typically at capacity on weekends; when parking lots are full alternate walks are available by parking at either end of Cousins and Littlejohn causeways.
Maine Conservation Corps project on Littlejohn Island Preserve, May 2012