GWRLT Preserves

Great Works Regional Land Trust protects forests, farms, and water quality in Southern Maine. Over the past 35 years, our grassroots nonprofit organization has worked to conserve 7,000 acres of significant land, offering 18 public preserves and counting with trails for vigorous hikes or gentle strolls. When using our trails please observe our Property Guidelines.

The GIS map below shows conserved land and GWRLT preserves in dark green. Zoom in to view trails, click preserves for more information and to link to their individual preserve pages. A list of GWRLT preserves by town is listed below the map.



North Berwick

Grants Meadow at Beaver Dam Heath Douglas Memorial Woods Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area
Keay Brook Preserve Goodwin Forest Grover-Herrick Preserve
Newichawannock Woods Negutaquet Conservation Area
Tuckahoe Preserve


South Berwick


Beach Plum Farm Preserve Desrochers Memorial Forest Tatnic Woods
Old Boston Preserve Kenyon Hill Preserve Perkinstown Commons
Payeur Preserve, Kirkpatrick Woods & Ogunquit Town Forest Kimball North Preserve & The Ogunquit River Trail Network
Orris Falls Conservation Area
Rocky Hills Preserve
Savage Wildlife Preserve

Great Works Regional Land Trust preserves sit on the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki and Pennacook Peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the lands, waterways, flora, fauna, and the Alnôbak (people) who have stewarded these lands throughout generations. We recognize that every member of our six towns has, and continues to benefit from, the use and occupation of this land. Consistent with our deeper values of community, inclusion, and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible GWRLT’s relationship to the Native peoples. It is vitally important that we not only recognize the history of the land on which we stand, but also, we recognize that there are Native people in Maine and the wider Wabanaki homeland today, and that their story has continued for more than 12,000 years.

Rocky Hills Preserve, South Berwick

Orris Falls, South Berwick

Your local land trust in the Berwicks, Eliot, Ogunquit & Wells