June 10, 2023    
9:30 am - 10:30 am


Bookings closed


Crystal Spring Farm Blueberry Barrens
90 Pleasant Hill Road , Brunswick , Maine, 04011, Maine

Join Sue and Bob Pinette, member of BTLT’s Stewardship Committee for a guided wildflower walk through the Crystal Spring Farm blueberry barrens.

Crystal Spring Farm is the Land Trust’s largest owned property, at 321 acres!  It is home to rare habitat, and protects groundwater in a significant aquifer and waters flowing into Maquoit Bay. It also played an important historic role in the region as a dairy farm that collected milk from surrounding farms, and, for a time, made Dee’s Ice Cream. The farm has 3 miles of public trails, hosts the Tom Settlemire Community Garden, is home to our Farmers Market and the Labyrinth in the Woods.

Bob is a Fort Kent native who studied botany and mycology at Iowa State University. He returned to his Aroostook County roots, serving as a biology professor at The University of Maine at Presque Isle for 33 years. His research focused on the diversity of fungi in northern Maine. Bob and Sue retired to Brunswick seven years ago. Sue is a BTLT Stewardship Committee member with training in horticulture and a special interest in the Midcoast’s native plants.

The walk should take 1hr.  We suggest wearing sturdy shoes and bringing water, sunscreen and a hat. 

There is an inclement weather date of June 11th.

The blueberry barren can be accessed from Pleasant Hill Road in Brunswick across from the road from the farm field that the Tom Settlemire Community Garden is in. Parking can be done along the road next to the gate to access the blueberry barren, or in the farm lane about 300 yards “up” the road towards the farm house, along the tree line. Cones will mark the parking areas.

The BTLT Stewardship Tour Series seeks to introduce the community to land conservation, stewardship, and history by offering guided walks with the Land Trust’s incredible Stewardship Team! 




Bookings are closed for this event.