Knight's Pond Preserve

Tucked among the rolling hills and fields of Cumberland and North Yarmouth, Knight’s Pond Preserve is a natural treasure for many surrounding communities. At approximately 212 acres in size, Knight’s Pond Preserve is the largest undeveloped property in Cumberland and contains many natural resource values important to the region, including a 46 acre great pond, forested uplands, a ridgeline with views of Casco Bay, a network of connecting trails, unique natural community types, and critical wildlife habitat. It is a keystone parcel in a multi town recreational and conservation corridor and has been a conservation priority for the Towns of Cumberland and North Yarmouth for decades. Located less than 12 miles from downtown Portland and less than 1 mile from the Cumberland and North Yarmouth town centers, Knight's Pond Preserve is a magnificent natural area in an increasingly urbanized setting, providing refuge and tranquility for people and wildlife alike. Over the past 50 years, Knight's Pond has drawn local residents for impromptu hockey games and ice-skating in the winter months. More recently, an established trail network has helped Knight's Pond Preserve become a central component of a regional recreational corridor. Hikers, mountain bikers, snowmobilers, cross country skiers, and snowshoers all use this parcel as not only a destination place in itself, but also as a connection to a larger trail network.