Effie L. Berry Conservation Area
Location and Description
Location: Hallowell, Maine
Property Description: The Effie L. Berry Conservation Area, long a conservation priority for the City of Hallowell, protects wildlife habitat and wetlands, enhances access for public recreation, and provides trail connectivity to the adjacent 164-acre Augusta Howard Hill Historical Conservation Area.
Directions: The Effie L. Berry Conservation Area is located adjacent to the Stevens Commons property in Hallowell off of Winthrop Street. Currently, motor vehicle and pedestrian access to the Conservation Property is from Coos Lane in the Stevens Commons. Coos Lane currently ends at a parking area located to the west of the Cleveland Building; from this point, pedestrians can access the Conservation Property over a gated unmaintained road
Allowable Uses: hiking, nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. No motorized vehicles. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please clean up and leave no trace!
At this time, there are no formal trails.
History: On March 28, 2018, the City of Hallowell donated an eight acre conservation easement, the Effie L. Berry Conservation Area, to KLT. The property, part of the Stevens School campus dating back to 1924, was donated to the City of Hallowell by Mastway Development. The Effie L. Berry Conservation Area is popular for hiking, skiing, and bird watching and has long been a conservation priority for the Hallowell Conservation Commission.