The Stone Preserve is a northern hardwood forest dominated by red oak with 1,275 feet of waterfront on the northwest end of Highland Lake. Several seasonal streams flow into Little Trull Brook which crosses the property as it flows into Highland Lake. The property is a fine example of a continuous ecosystem as it descends from upland forest to the undisturbed wetland habitat at the lake. This land, as part of the Sebago Lake watershed, helps Loon Echo in its efforts to protect water quality for the region. It provides valuable habitat for wildlife including fish stocks, migrant birds and deer, moose and black bear.
Currently there are no plans for establishing trails at the Stone Preserve. However, Loon Echo will continue with its policy to provide traditional recreation uses of the property including: hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, trapping (with permission) and nature observation.
A donation of land by Dr. Jenny Lee Stone of Waxhaw, NC has established Loon Echo Land Trust’s 10th preserve. The 92-acre parcel of land was donated by Dr. Jenny Lee Stone of Waxhaw, NC and is located at the northwest end of Bridgton’s Highland Lake.