February 12th, 10–12pm: Lincoln’s Birthday Snowshoe Wear your stove pipe hat! Shepard’s Farm Preserve, Crockett Ridge Rd, Norway.


February 12th, 6-8pm: Valentine’s Contra Dance Norway Grange, $5 donation


February 13th, 10-12pm: 2.5k, 5k, 10k Snowshoe Races Roberts Farm Preserve, Fundraiser for United Way of Oxford County. $20


February 14th, 10-12pm: Snowshoe Games Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway

3-Legged Race, 100 Yard Dash, Egg & Spoon race, Musical Chairs, and the world’s only Snowshoe Wife Carry Bernard Langlais Cow & Horse Family Relay. This event is free, but donations for trail maintenance welcomed.



Dedicated to the conservation and protection of native ecosystems, farm and forestlands, watersheds,
and scenic landscapes for the benefit of wild and human communities in western Maine.

Western Foothills Land Trust

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Western Foothills Land Trust is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.




Winter 2016 Events

Please check Facebook for cancellations due to weather.

Norway Snowshoe Festival


Funding Noyes Mountain Preserve Foot by Foot

The Trust needs to raise $270,000 to purchase Noyes Mountain.
A donation of $2,000 will secure one foot of the 1,500' peak.

Challenge your family, team up with friends! Help buy the mountain foot by foot.

Please make a tax-deductible donation or a pledge today.

No contribution is too small: every inch helps!

“Shavey” Noyes working the Harvard Quarry, Noyes Mountain.

Start training for the 9th ANNUAL NORWAY TRIATHLON, July 9th, 2016!

Held annually at Lake Pennesseewassee Park in Norway, Maine. This event is USAT-sanctioned.


Race Results for 2015: norwaytri.com


For information about the triathlon, how you can contribute, volunteer, or register as a triathlete or
as part of a team, please visit
norwaytri.com. All proceeds support WFLT!


Western Foothills Land Trust protects farmlands, wetlands, forestlands, unique natural resources and open space in the greater Oxford Hills area of Western Maine. The Trust holds conservation easements on privately owned lands (3,615 acres) and owns 7 Preserves in the region (1,856 acres). The Trust also manages recreational trails on its Preserves and collaborates within its community to create healthy opportunities.


Please consider making a contribution towards Western Foothills Land Trust membership, general support, or the fundraising campaign for the Roberts Farm Preserve to further the work. Help us to make a difference in the local landscape and CONTRIBUTE TODAY!

2016 Norway Snowshoe Festival

February 12th-14th, 2016

A perfect wintertime event for the whole family. Enjoy learning about the history of Norway’s Snowshoe Industries as you compete in snowshoe games in the field at Roberts Farm Preserve. 3-Legged Race, 100 Yard Dash, Egg & Spoon race, Musical Chairs, and the world’s only Snowshoe Wife Carry. New for 2016 will be the Bernard Langlais Cow & Horse Family Relay. Cocoa and cookies and chocolate snowshoes for participants. Extra-credit for anyone wearing traditional wooden snowshoes and woolens.