Located in Casco, Rolfe Hill is 400 acres of mixed woodlands, wetlands, and streams. The property drains into Thomas Pond and ultimately into Sebago Lake, and plays an important role in safeguarding the water quality of Sebago Lake, which is the source of drinking water for over 200,000 Mainers and many Cumberland County businesses. The property is also home to an extensive wetland system (totaling 33 acres), an associated trout stream, and at least 1.25 acres of vernal pools.
Rolfe Hill has long been used by the Casco community for ATVing (club trails), snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. Public access to the property is now permanently secured, and LELT plans on developing more trails and improving public access with the construction of a parking area and new signage.
We ask all visitors to observe the use guidelines.
- Carry in, carry out
- Dogs must be under control at all times
- Hunting is allowed
- Snowmobiles and ATVs allowed on designated trails only
- No fires, no camping or overnight use
- No target shooting or prospecting
- Be respectful of plants, animals, and other visitors
Rolfe hill was purchased from the Rolfe Family in early 2024. The land had been in the family since the 1700s and was home to the first homestead in Casco, the Gay Family homestead. Rolfe Hill is within the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki, a member tribe of the Wabanaki Confederacy. The Abenaki First Nations of Odanak and Wôlinak maintain reservations along the St. Francis and St. Lawrence Rivers in the Canadian province of Quebec, where they sought refuge following colonial warfare in the Saco, Presumpscot, and Androscoggin River watersheds during the 17th and 18th centuries.
This property was conserved with financial assistance from the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program (MNRCP). MNRCP was created to manage the allocation of funds collected through Maine’s In Lieu Fee Compensation Program, and awards competitive grants to projects that restore and protect high priority aquatic resources throughout Maine. Additional funders for the project include The Nature Conservancy, Portland Water District, onX Maps, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Sebago Clean Waters
, Davis Conservation Foundation, Ram Island Conservation Fund, The Conservation Fund in partnership with the Stifler Family Foundation, an anonymous foundation, and Lake Region community members.