We host at least one walk or hike a month. For our current 2021 Calendar of Events, click here. 

**Note (events are added as they are planned, check back often!)


Hacker’s Hill Events

Star Party – Perseid Meteor Shower

August |  Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco
The gate to the hill will be open to view the Perseid Meteor Shower! In collaboration with Raymond Village Library and Casco Public Library.

Maine Outdoor Film Festival

August |  Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco
Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival & Loon Echo Land Trust for an evening of outdoor films, shown outdoors at Hacker’s Hill Preserve. Come early to see the sunset!
Admission: Free, suggested donation $10

Hawk Migration Watch

September | Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco
Dick Anderson, former Director of the Maine Audubon, brings his enthusiasm for the southern hawk migration to Hacker’s Hill. The ideal conditions for migrating hawks are a northwest breeze with clear skies. Bring your comfy chair, binoculars, water and snacks. In the past, many species of hawks have been observed along with bald eagles and osprey. Please park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. Easy

Evening of Geology

Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco
Spend an early evening with Maine State Geologist Robert Marvinney to look back in time at the northern Sebago Lake region from a geological standpoint.  The land between the west shore of Sebago Lake and the White Mountains offer an interesting story of ancient ocean shorelines, glaciers and multiple ice ages. Hacker’s Hill provides a terrific vantage point and signs of geological events of the past.  Meet at 5:00 PM at Hacker’s Hill parking area.


Education at Raymond Community Forest


Recreation

Trek for the Trails

September |  Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Bridgton  
Run, walk, hike, bike, skip or drive- all on your own time and to support the trails you love! The Trek is LELT’s biggest fundraising event of the year. You’ll have all of September to complete your Trek. All Trekkers are encouraged to document their Trek with a selfie or video, as well as raise money from friends and family to support local trails & conservation.

Feeling competitive? Try your hand at the Pleasant Mountain Trail run!

All proceeds from the Trek support our conservation work in the Lake Region. FMI, click here.

Trail Running Workshops

Come run with and learn from professional running coaches on Loon Echo Land Trust trails! Get tips on form, injury prevention, gear, and any other questions you have about trail running. Come to one, two, or all three runs. All paces, all distances. No runner left behind!

June 13, 2021 | 8AM – Pondicherry Park, Bridgton
July 11, 2021 | 8AM – Raymond Community Forest, Raymond
August 15, 2021 | 8AM – Bald Pate Mountain, Bridgton


Acoustic Sunsets

In 2019, our Acoustic Sunset tour moved to Narramissic, to celebrate the newly conserve Peabody-Fitch Woods. We plan on bringing a series back to Hacker’s Hill and Narramissic in years to come.
Past performers include:

  • Bold Riley
  • Helena Nash & Jud Caswell
  • Dennis and Davey
  • Bruce Marshall