Less than nine miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Highland Farm offers panoramic views of the upper reaches of the tidal York River and its pristine salt marshes. Behind the 151-acre farm, unbroken forests stretch for miles to the summit of Mount Agamenticus and beyond.
In 2008, a plan emerged to subdivide Highland Farm into 37 housing lots. Partnering with the York Land Trust and other groups, TPL secured a purchase option on the farm and raised more than $3 million to protect it. The conservation effort preserved habitat for a rich diversity of threatened and endangered species and protected the water quality of Boulter Pond, a drinking water source for thousands of people.