People and the Landscape: Prehistory to Present

Human activity has affected the York River for thousands of years. How does the river and the surrounding landscape reflect the past and what are we doing to protect its future?

Participants will walk in the Near Point Preserve by the York Land Trust’s headquarters on Route 91 in York. Each stopping point features views of the landscape and/or river. Dr. Emerson (Tad) Baker of Salem State College and volunteers from the York Land Trust and the York River Partnership – Wild and Scenic speak briefly and invite conversation about indigenous and Euro-American impact on the land, the flora and fauna there today, and issues around conservation of the land and the river. The total distance walked will be about ¾ of a mile on relatively easy terrain.


Easy walking. Not wheelchair accessible.

Starting Location:

Headquarters of the York Land Trust off Route 91.

Ending Location:

York Land Trust headquarters.
1 Long Neck Marsh Road
York, Maine 03909

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May 4, 2024 / 1:00 PM

Led by: Scott Stevens
Duration: 90 minutes
City/Town: York
County: York
Language(s): English