News and Events

Mountain to Sea Hike: A Celebration of MtA2C’s 15th Anniversary

We had a wonderful time leading about 20 folks on a half-day guided hike last weekend on in the Mt. Agamenticus region, with great weather and beautiful foliage. The hike was over mostly wooded trails and we encountered old cellar holes and graveyards and a section of old growth forest in the horse hills region. Thanks… Read more »

You’re Invited! YLT’s Annual Members Gathering

We invite you to York Land Trust’s Annual Members Gathering, Reception and Trail Walk at YLT’s new headquarters on Sunday, October 15 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 3:30 – 4:15pm: Members’ Meeting and Volunteer Recognition We will celebrate member support for York Land Trust’s recent accomplishments, present plans for the future and honor… Read more »

York Seniors Tour Newly Completed Near Point Trail

A group of York Seniors joined us for a tour and guided hike at our new headquarters last Friday! We had 15 participants who toured our new office building on Long Neck Marsh Road with YLT’s Executive Director Doreen MacGillis, and then took a guided walk down our newly opened Near Point Trail with YLT’s… Read more »

Wildlife Exploration: An Unexpected Wetland Neighbor

We hosted a wetland wildlife exploration this month in partnership with the Center for Wildlife, marking our first public education program at our new headquarters! We discovered bullfrog tadpoles and mayfly nymphs in the pond next to our property, and guest-educator Katie introduced us to three live animal ambassadors representing wetland environments of southern Maine…. Read more »

Ogunquit River Trail Network Now Open

On Saturday, May 6, we celebrated the opening of a new trail network that encompasses six trails spanning roughly 3.5 miles — an effort made possible through collaboration with Great Works Regional Land Trust and the Hilton-Winn Farm in Cape Neddick. The new Ogunquit River Trail Network threads through YLT’s Hilton-Winn Preserve, Great Works Regional Land Trust’s… Read more »

We’ve Moved to New, Permanent Headquarters

We are thrilled to announce that on December 13, 2016, YLT moved to a new permanent home at 1 Long Neck Marsh Road in York. After years of searching, the land trust purchased an outstanding property abutting our 300-acre Smelt Brook Preserve. The new property is everything we were looking for in a new headquarters…. Read more »

York Seniors Enjoy Hikes on YLT Preserves

York Land Trust formed a partnership with York Senior Center in 2016 and offered a series of guided walks for seniors on our Preserves so they could see what makes them special. These popular walks allowed participants to watch seabirds along the Smelt Brook Preserve’s River View trail, visit old mill sites and dams on… Read more »