Bald & Ragged Mountains Conservation

The Round the Mountain Collaboration will permanently conserve open space and critical wildlife habitat on and around Ragged Mountain, while also securing and expanding two benefits essential to the community: pure drinking water and opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation.

We will accomplish this by: 1) permanently conserving 1,400 acres of watershed land surrounding Mirror Lake and Grassy Pond that are sources of drinking water for six coastal communities; and 2) designing, building, and stewarding the Round the Mountain Trail, a nine-mile trail system providing four-season opportunities to explore Ragged Mountain on foot, skis, snowshoes, or bike.

To fulfill this ambitious vision, Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust are raising $5.6 million to purchase two conservation easements that will protect Maine Water Company’s land around Mirror Lake, Ragged Mountain, Grassy Pond, and Spruce Mountain as well as additional parcels of land and constructing the trail. Currently, the first five miles have been built.

We welcome your support.