Hacker's Hill


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Casco, maine

About Hacker's Hill Preserve

NOTE: The gate to Hacker's Hill is closed to vehicle traffic from November through April. You may walk up or use the snowmobile trail for access via snowmobile once it is open.
Hacker’s Hill Preserve, located on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, is 27-acres of fields and woods that provides 360-degree views of the White Mountains, Pleasant Mountain, and the Lake Region. This property is open to the public for scenic viewing, picnicking, bird watching, hunting, small events (with reservation & fee payment), and walking.

From May to the end of October the gate is open to vehicle traffic (M, W, F, Sat, Sun) and easily accessed via a paved roadway leading 753 ft above sea level to the top of the hill. The hill has a restroom, picnic tables, and open fields perfect for walking, kite flying, nature observation, picnicking, sunset watching, photography and more.

We host several events that are open to the public throughout the season at Hacker’s Hill. The Hill is also available to reserve for private functions. Find out more below. We ask all visitors to observe and respect the use guidelines and posted notices. ** PLEASE NOTE ** Due to recent events, we are no longer accepting private event reservations at Hacker's Hill for 2022.


May to the end of October, the gate is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 8:30am – Sunset. Closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, July 4 and any inclement weather days. Please note: these hours are subject to change.

The gate is closed from November through April.


Hacker’s Hill Preserve was established in 2013 after a major fundraising effort. Generous donations from the town of Casco, many businesses, individuals, and Land for Maine’s Future made the conservation of this special place possible. Hacker's Hill is owned by Loon Echo Land Trust.

Reserve Hacker's Hill

** PLEASE NOTE ** Due to numerous instances of abuse of the property and LELT staff during private events, we are no longer accepting private event reservations at Hacker's Hill. Event reservations may resume at a later date. Please email maggie@lelt.org with questions.

Events such as weddings, birthday parties, funerals and reunions may take place during the Hill’s seasonal hours of operation, which are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to sunset (May 1 to October 31). There is no closure of the Hill to the public to accommodate private events.

Reservations – All events require a reservation. To make a reservation, please complete and sign the Event Reservation Form & Terms (pdf). No dates will be held until the reservation form and payment are received by Loon Echo. Parties will be charged a fee and a security deposit. Security deposits will be returned after the event as long as there is no damage to the hill and rules are not violated).
Fee Structure
Parties of 1 to 50
$150 fee; $75 security deposit

Parties of 51 to 100
$300 fee; $150 security deposit
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