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Knight's Pond Preserve New Trail Map, Nov. 2016

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Knight's Pond Preserve Getting Makeover - and Lots of Use

Acquisition of Knight’s Pond Preserve in October 2015 kicked off a busy and productive 14 months that focused on making improvements to the preserve and encouraging folks to enjoy it. The Town of Cumberland has constructed a parking lot at the Pond Trailhead. Town workers removed two old cabins and cleaned up debris around them. An intrepid group of volunteers has created new trails, improved existing trails, installed trail markers and connected trails to adjacent conserved property. Click here to view the New Knight's Pond Trail Map. Volunteers have also constructed several stream crossings. In the works for the near term are installing signs for the parking area and reestablishing the viewshed on Blueberry Hill to Casco Bay. A critical guide for these and future projects is the Knight’s Pond Preserve Management Plan recently adopted by the towns of Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The spring, summer and fall saw lots of residents discovering the various joys and beauty of the new preserve. Skiing and snowshoeing will be fun once the snow arrives and CCLT will host a skating party after the pond freezes over.