Great Works Regional Land Trust protects forests, farms, and water quality in Southern Maine. Over the past 38 years, our grassroots nonprofit organization has worked to conserve 7,700 acres of significant land, offering 20 public preserves and counting with trails for vigorous hikes or gentle strolls. When using our trails please observe our Property Guidelines.

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.

Great Works Regional Land Trust Public Conservation Lands

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.

Rocky Hills Preserve, South Berwick/Eliot

Orris Falls Conservation Area, South Berwick

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