Hacker’s Hill Project
Loon Echo Land Trust’s goal is to protect Hacker’s Hill in order to continue the traditional public access for the scenic viewing and recreational opportunities, as well as for the cultural, historical and economic purposes.
The $800,000 capital campaign to protect Hacker’s Hill is underway. A total of $765,000 has been donated, leaving a balance of $30,000. Every gift made in 2013 will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $30,000) by Pru and Louis Ryan of Raymond to fund the stewardship endowment to care for the Hill.
Contributions (pledges or gifts) have been made by the Land for Maine’s Future Program, Town of Casco, Carol and David Hancock Charitable Trust, Davis Conservation Foundation, anonymous family foundation, Quitobaquito Fund, Field Pond Foundation, Nine Wicket Foundation, Migis Lodge, Hancock Lumber, Casco Fire Association, Thomas F. Staley Foundation, G.L. Connolly Foundation, Burch-Safford Foundation, Inc., Gwendolyn Elwell Flanagan Foundation, Norway Savings Bank and over 500 families within the community.
Please help us protect the hill and keep it open for public enjoyment by making a tax-deductible donation or a multi-year pledge.
Make a donation online
Or you can give by
- Sending a check made out to “LELT” to 8 Depot St., Suite 4, Bridgton ME 04009 with Hacker’s Hill in the memo line.
- Pledging a gift over a two-year time period. Download and mail the pledge/gift form.
- Calling us at (207) 647-4352 to offer your pledge of support or gift by credit card.
For more information please download the Hacker’s Hill brochure.
Open five days a week from May to October and easily accessed via a paved roadway leading 753 feet above sea level to the top of the hill. There, you will find more than 20 acres of open fields and amenities for activities like walking, kite flying, nature observation, picnicking, geo-cashing, sunset watching, photography and more. A gate at the bottom of the hill remains open from dawn to dusk and is closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, July 4 and any inclement weather days.
- Day walking and domesticated pets allowed.
- Picnicking and bird watching.
- Kite flying and sunset viewing.
- Small events and wedding receptions (reservation and fee required – Event Reservation Form & Terms_).
- Hunting (by permission only; please wear blaze orange in season).
- Snowmobiling (on designated trail).
- Carry trash in, carry trash out
- No camping or unauthorized night use.
- Keep pets under control at all times
- Do not disturb wildlife and plant-life
- Drive vehicles on the paved drive only and park vehicles in the designated parking area (refer to brochure map).
2013 Events at Hacker’s Hill
An Evening of Astronomy at Hacker’s Hill - July 13, 7:00 p.m.
(Rain date – July 15)
Acoustic Sunset at Hacker’s Hill - July 31, 7:00 p.m. (Rain date – August 1)
Hacker’s Hill Climb - August 8, 5:30 p.m.
26th Loon Echo Annual Meeting and Hacker’s Hill Campaign Celebration - August 24, 5:00 p.m.
Hawk Migration at Hacker’s Hill - September 7, 9:00 a.m. –
(Rain date September 8)
Kites Over Hacker’s Hill - September 14, 10:00 a.m.
Visit the Event Calendar for more information about ongoing events and to register for Hill Climb.
Directions to Hacker’s Hill
From Portland, follow Rt. 302 west. Take a right onto Quaker Ridge Rd. in Casco. Hacker’s Hill is located at the height of land on the north end of Quaker Ridge Rd.