The Medomak Valley Land Trust has recently acquired a new 6-acre parcel of land in Friendship on Martin Point, thanks to former landowners Penny Axelrod, left, and Jerry Haller.

Martin Point Reserve was opened to the public in 2013, when landowners Bob and Judy Zeitlin placed a conservation easement on their property. With the additional donation from the Axelrod-Hallers, which preserves a key section of trail, local residents as well as visitors will be able to walk the trails on this land forever. The reserve is open for hiking and bird watching, and in the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.