A note about dogs in the winter

Scarborough Land Trust’s policy is to allow dogs on leash at all of our preserves and properties. At Fuller Farm, dogs may be off-leash, except in the fields. Several SLT properties provide habitat for deer to shelter from the heavy snow, harsh winds and cold temperatures during the winter. It is crucial to their survival…

Deer Habitat at Sewell Woods

  Every walk in the woods ends up telling a story. It may be about the rough day you had at work, it may be about the amazing fall foliage you saw while walking, or it could be like a recent walk I took at Sewell Woods, in which it quickly became clear that the…

A Solstice Hike at Fuller Farm

I arrived at Fuller Farm just as after the sun had risen over the far ridge – not such a difficult feat on the morning of the Winter Solstice when the sun rises at 7:11am. The first and only other time I had hiked these trails was in late summer, when the freshly mown hay was drying in the field before being baled and stored to feed livestock on winter days like this. With so many different ways to explore the trail system, I decided to start simple and take the outermost loop headed counter-clockwise.

The low sun shone right in my eyes as I headed roughly southeast adjacent to the road. It wasn’t long before I turned onto the Bird Trail and descended into the Nonesuch River valley…

Thanks Volunteers & Winter Projects

Our dedicated volunteer crew enjoyed the last weekend of the 2017 season having completed a fun and fruitful year. They built over 500 feet of boardwalk, created over a mile of trails, and removed debris and invasive plants across Pleasant Hill Preserve. Weekly volunteer days are complete for 2017, but will begin again in the…

6th Annual Broadturn Farm Dinner

Our 6th Annual Fresh From the Farm Dinner at Broadturn Farm was a wonderful evening with 200 long time and new friends who joined in celebrating SLT’s 40th Anniversary of Land Conservation in Scarborough.   It was a magical evening at the picturesque Broadturn Farm. Guests enjoyed a spectacular reception and meal prepared by Dandelion Catering featuring Broadturn Farm raised and…

SLT’s New Executive Director Rich Bard

After a careful 2-month search effort, it is our pleasure to introduce to you our new Executive Director Rich Bard. Rich will be joining us from Downeast Coastal Conservancy in Washington County.  He brings a wealth of conservation and non-profit organizational experience. We look forward to a new chapter of growth and development under his tenure. Rich’s…

PHP Boardwalk and New Volunteer Schedule

 Watch the video of Pleasant Hill Preserve on the beautiful new boardwalk that our amazing volunteer crew finish up in early October.  Under the moonlit sky, the last nail was driven into the deck board by Toby Jacobs, SLT Stewardship Coordinator.  He was cheered on by Rick Shinay, SLT Board President, and the  Stewardship Committee who along…

Check out Eleanor’s Trail!

All the finishing touches are now complete on Eleanor’s Trail, our first permanent trail at Pleasant Hill Preserve and SLT’s first Universal Access Trail. Check it out for an easy, care-free walk from the kiosk to the old metal barn. Eleanor’s Trail is for All, including …