RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust received a 15-acre land donation on Rangeley Lake from the Keevin Geller family recently.

This undeveloped parcel rests on 955 feet of shoreline along Rangeley Lake’s Greenvale Cove and continues into 778 feet of Long Pond Stream. The property features a unique blend of wetlands, forested wetlands and upland habitat that provide habitat for a variety of nesting birds and ducks, native brook trout and rainbow smelt populations.

Once its own plantation, Greenvale Cove is attributed to a host of regional icons such as Luthur Hoar, Harry Dill, Squire Rangeley and Charles Farrar. Its rich history of trains/steamboat interchanges, camps, fishing and hunting pays tribute to the naming of this parcel “Greenvale.”

The Geller’s intent to conserve this parcel effectively ensures the land to remain undeveloped, retaining its attributes to historically and functionally provide habitat for wildlife species, support education and to afford public access in a growing community.

The land consists of an approximate 3.5 miles of conserved shoreline on Rangeley Lake and a total of 13,589 acres of land conserved by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust throughout the Upper Androscoggin Watershed.

FMI: www.rlht.org.

This picture taken at the Long Pond Stream Bridge looks west towards Greenvale Cove. 

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