With valuable wildlife habitat, scenic hilly views, a universally accessible trail, and a conservation cemetery, Kennebec Land Trust's 80-acre Baldwin Hill Conservation Area and 10-acre Conservation Burial Ground are truly unique.
The Conservation Area’s conifer and hardwood forests showcase diverse land management strategies. Historic and recent woodlot management can be discerned throughout the well-drained upland slopes, with many red oak, white pine, white ash, and red maple trees. The burial ground is situated in a stand of tall white pines with an open understory, surrounded by rock walls indicative of past farming practices. Visitors who linger at the benches will likely observe many species of birds and butterflies in open areas managed for pollinator and early successional habitat.
A quarter-mile compacted gravel universally accessible trail weaves through the tall white pines of the burial ground, offering a chance for reflection and a lovely view. The fall foliage is stunning in late September and October.
Please note: Visitor parking is the bottom of the gated access road and does not directly access the universally accessible trail. To park at the lots that access the trail, contact the cemetery before your visit for gate access.
Read about MTF Accessibility Ambassador Enock Glidden's visit to Baldwin Hill using his wheelchair at MTF Stories.
For additional information, visit the Kennebec Land Trust website, or contact:
From ME-17 in Fayette, turn west onto Fayette Corner Road. In 1 mile, turn right onto a gravel road where there is a small pull-off parking lot and a gate marked by a KLT sign. Hikers start here.
Please Note: If you need access to the ADA-compliant parking spaces at the top of the hill in order to visit the trail and cemetery, contact the cemetery for gate access. Continue past the gate for 0.3 miles and park in the pull-off on the left at the beginning of the burial grounds, or drive to the far north end for an additional ADA-compliant parking space and turn-around.
Visitor parking at this location is at the bottom of the gated access road and does not directly access the universally accessible trail.
To park at the lots that access the trail, contact the cemetery before your visit for gate access.
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