If you happen to be driving through Cushing, Maine you may notice an unusual sight. There’s actually a Trojan horse on the side of the road. A very large Trojan horse. Welcome to the Langlais Sculpture Preserve.

Langlais Sculpture Preserve - Cushing Maine

You can see the Trojan horse along with many other larger than life sculptures at 576 River Road in Cushing. The preserve is 90 acres and offers over a mile of trails.

Meandering along the trail you can see a couple of elephants, President Nixon in a classic pose and bears. There’s even a sculpture depicting Christina from the famous Wyeth painting Christina’s World.

The sculptures are fanciful and one feels like they’ve entered another world where each piece is fun and beautiful all at once. Langlais created these pieces while living in Cushing. After his death in 1977 his homestead was purchased and his sculptures were preserved for all to enjoy.

The preserve is open from dawn to dusk on a daily basis. There is a half mile trail suited for both wheelchairs and strollers making the sculptures easily accessible. A longer trail winds through the woods. Truly worth the extra effort to visit this preserve which is one of the many gems in this state of Maine.

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