Nature and Ecology is the “real thing” at Highland Green.

As part of the initial development of the community, a third of Highland Green’s vast 635-acre campus was preserved for permanent conservation through the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. The 230-acre Cathance River Nature Preserve abuts the beautiful Cathance River and has five miles of maintained trails. Now that Spring is on the horizon you are going to want to explore all that CREA has to offer. Click the title link to learn more.

The CREA Ecology Center is open to the public every Sunday from 12-2 PM.  With an impressive array of native Maine mammals and birds on display and a nice collection of Maine minerals. The answers to many of your natural history questions can be answered within our extensive library. And, feel free to check out the features that make the Ecology Center so sustainable – solar panels and batteries, solar heater, wood pellet stove, and more!
Every week at CREA Camp campers will hike into the Cathance River Nature Preserve, exploring over 5 miles of trails within the 235-acre wooded preserve; cool off in the Cathance River while hunting for frogs; fish in the deep river pools, catching and releasing a variety of fresh-water fish species; scoop muck from the pond to discover newts, tadpoles, and insect larvae; engineer boats and test them in the rapids of the Cathance River; hunt for salamanders under rotting leaves and logs, and more!