Public Parks

Shawn Young

Our mission is to safeguard land for all. It is not just a motto, it is the heart of our work.

Thanks to your support, Harford Land Trust has helped preserve over 16,000 acres of land in Harford County.

Public Parks

Among our preservation successes, Harford Land Trust has acquired and protected several properties that are some of Harford County’s most beloved public lands.

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Belle Vue Farm

In 2020, Harford Land Trust facilitated the purchase of the 347-acre Belle Vue Farm in partnership with Harford County, the State of Maryland, and Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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Foster Branch Park

In January 2024, HLT and partners purchased 129 acres in Joppatowne, known as Foster Branch Park. Previously planned for 265 single family homes, the property will soon be open to all as a County park.
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Eden Mill Nature Center

Harford County, the State of Maryland, and the Harford Land Trust purchased a 44-acre parcel adjoining Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville, Maryland in 2008.

Palmer State Park

In 1994, the Harford Land Trust’s fourth major project protected land around Deer Creek, expanding Palmer State Park.

Stoney Demonstration Forest

In late December 2020, 905 acres of hardwood forest were permanently protected and added to Maryland’s Stoney Demonstration Forest in southern Harford County.
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Kilgore Falls

Answering the call of the falls, Harford Land Trust joined the community effort to protect Kilgore Falls.
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Forest Greens Lake Preserve

In 1991, Harford Land Trust protected 145 acres of undeveloped lake, tidal inlet, and woodlands near the Bush River to forever preserve the natural beauty of this area.
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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

In 2001, the Harford Land Trust protected 32 acres of woods, wetlands and waterfront surrounding Harford County’s Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.

Photo by Judy Dettner

Our Work Depends on You

Harford Land Trust can save more land in Harford County, Maryland, because of generous people like you.

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