Cartwright’s take on Clary Hill
Waldoboro — A series of photos showing the moods, colors and seasons of Clary Hill is on display for the month of June at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St./Route 220. Waldoboro writer and photographer Steve Cartwright said he is drawn to the hill and its 360-degree viewscape. He often drives to the foot of the hill and hikes it or runs to it on foot from his house, five miles away.
On a clear day, from the top of Clary Hill, one can see the White Mountains of New Hampshire, 100 miles away. Closer by, one can see the Camden Hills, Matinicus and Monhegan islands and rolling farms and woodland. Clary Hill straddles Waldoboro and Union, and the Medomak Valley Land Trust maintains a scenic trail on land that is protected from development. However, large portions of the hill, including the summit, face the uncertainty of potential development.
For now, blueberry growing continues on land that includes several stone foundations from early homes. In the 1800s, there were enough families living there to support a one-room school, and a large house and barn stood at the very top of the hill.
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