Originally donated in 1993 by Vlasta Koran Greenbie “to the inhabitants of the Town of Castine” with public access for nature observation and for low impact, non-motorized outdoor recreation. At the time of the donation, a conservation easement on the property was placed by Vlasta Greenbie with the Conservation Trust, to assure that the conservation and public values of the property would be maintained in perpetuity. The town of Castine and the Conservation Trust have worked together over several years to enhance public access and enjoyment of the property, and with assistance with students from Maine Maritime Academy, a trail has now been completed through the wooded portion of the property.
This 43 acre property includes the stone wall lined field along Rte 166A, adjacent to the parking area and the woods beyond. The wooded portion of the property extends back from the road approximately 1/2 mile. A walking trail begins at the wood’s edge “Trail” sign and continues to the back of the property. It ends at the edge of a beaver flowage that is outside the property boundary. The trail goes through a variety of soft, hard and mixed woods with interesting ground cover, and crosses two seasonal small streams. A number of trees along the trail are well over a hundred years old. Please enjoy the beauty of a richly varied Maine woods; as the trail makes use of the natural forest floor, please watch your footing. Avoid the Transfer Station property next door for safety reasons. The trail is open from sunrise to sunset, and a brochure with trail details is in a box at the parking area.
To reach this property, take 175/166 south from Orland, and continue on 166 after 175 turns left in Penobscot. At the junction of 166 and 166A, turn right onto 166A and go about three miles. The property will be on your left, marked by a large green transformer box beside the road, and the stone walls along the road; the parking lot is at the far end.