The Langlais Sculpture Preserve, 576 River Road, has had the buildings open to the public through the summer, thanks to a group of dedicated volunteer stewards who are there to greet and engage visitors. Thanks to such a positive response, the artist’s workspaces will remain open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. through Oct. 12. In addition to the grounds that are open dawn to dusk year-round with an ADA trail around the sculptures and a short woodland trail, visitors will be able to see the spaces where Bernard Langlais, also known as Blackie, made most of his outdoor whimsical pieces for the last twelve years of his life before he died in 1976 at 56 years old.

The Georges River Land Trust will continue to follow the recommendations made by the Maine CDC for everyone's safety and health. People will be required to wear masks when coming indoors to the studio and barn and practice social distancing. Only four guests at a time will be allowed inside unless they are a family unit. People from out of state are respectfully asked to have either quarantined for 14 days or been tested before visiting the indoor buildings at Langlais.

The hours of operation for the Preserve are posted at GRLT encourages visitors to its other preserves across the watershed, which are also listed on the website:

Come visit the Langlais Sculpture Preserve and the other outdoor protected landscapes in the Georges River region. The Land Trust is pleased to offer these places to the public for exploration, relaxation and enjoyment. Please consider helping to take care of this special place, learn more at