Come see snow-capped bears in winter, Nixon disappearing amid summer cattails, and the Geometric Cow’s udder swaying in the breeze on a fall day. The Langlais Art Preserve is different in every season, always changing. With scenic views of the St. George River, the Preserve encompasses the former homestead of artist Bernard Langlais and his wife Helen Friend Langlais. Dotting the landscape are more than a dozen of Langlais’s large-scale wooden sculptures, remnants of the expansive outdoor art environment he created here from 1966 to 1977.
The sculptures are accessible via a 1/4-mile ADA-accessible gravel path, which meanders amid ponds, an apple orchard, hayfields, lawns, and granite ledges. A 1/2-mile trail extends into the woodland areas beyond. An ADA-accessible restroom is available seasonally.
There are tables available for picnics on the grounds. We also encourage visitors to bring chairs or blankets to relax on the lawn. Please note that the Langlais Preserve is a carry-in/carry-out facility; there are no trash receptacles on site.
From Route 1 in Thomaston, head south on Wadsworth Street, and continue straight on Brooklyn Heights Road/River Road for 3.2 miles. The Preserve is located on the right at 576 River Road, Cushing.
Learn more about the Preserve's Barn & Workshop hours, events, and history by visiting langlaisartpreserve.org.