Get Your Strawberry Pickin’ On At Pineland Farms
When you are thinking about things to do and places to go…farms probably aren’t at the top of your list, right?
Well, Pineland Farms should be, not to mention it is steeped in history. Dating back many years, it was bought by the State of Maine to meet the needs for a school in New Gloucester. It was a total of six farms and part of the acquired land was meant to serve as a school. While the rest would be used for farming purposes. Today Pineland Farms is a 5,000 acre working farm that is still giving back to the community.
Over the years, the farm has put together a wonderful trail system spread across the property totaling over 15 miles in length.
A philanthropic organization ( Libra foundation) converted most of Pineland Farms into cross-country ski trails. These trails are used for various seasonal activities, such as trail running, mountain biking, and cyclo-cross. Pineland Farms is visitor friendly and it serves many communities across the state. Cross country running and training for colleges has long been associated with Pineland Farms. And it forms the host site for college championships in Maine. Hopefully those will resume post covid-19.
One more notable recreational activity, that is a part of the farms' repertoire is a dual disc golf course. Something about the combination of skill and luck make disc golf a fun and brag worthy past time. If you have never played, it is something to experience.
So maybe you are in the the agriculture aspect, maybe the live stock, perhaps the expansive trail system, or maybe even all the PYO strawberries that are in season, Pineland Farms has something for the whole family.