About Us

Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Aldermere Farm Preserve is a working Belted Galloway cattle farm in Midcoast Maine offering agricultural programming and community events.

Aldermere farm looking toward the northwest. The shore of Penobscot Bay is at lower right; Lily Pond in center; Camden Harbor at upper right; Mt. Megunticook and Mt. Battie in background. (photo: Jim Wark)

The 136-acre farm is owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization dedicated to protecting the scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, ecological diversity, and working landscapes of the Maine coast.

The Trust conserved the farm in 1991 and has since maintained it as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture. Aldermere Farm has a rich history and is known as one of the world’s premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle.

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More About Us

  • History of the Preserve - Nestled on the western shore of Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Maine, Aldermere Farm has been an area landmark for generations.
  • About Belted Galloways - Ask any local in Rockport or Camden where the "Belties" are, and they’ll point you to Aldermere Farm, long one of the area’s popular attractions, especially for kids longing for a look at the famous black and white colored "Oreo cookie" cows.
  • Location/Contact Us - Contact us.