Located just east of the Greater Bangor Area, the Amherst Mountains Community Forest offers outdoor recreation experiences with a quiet, remote feel. Short hiking trails lead to scenic bluffs and secluded ponds.
Located in Ellsworth, the 239-acre Branch Lake Public Forest is part of a 1,164-acre conservation area that includes a 3.1-mile network of hiking trails and a hand carry boat launch site. Excellent fishing opportunities for salmon, togue, and bass.
Located in Goose Cove in the town of Tremont, Davis Wharf is a family-owned property that supports up to 12 commercial fishermen. LMF grant funds helped finance numerous wharf infrastructure improvements, including installing a large float and ramp to allow better access between tides.
Located in Orland, the 4,700-acre Wildlands Preserve features scenic mountain summits, secluded ponds, and sustainably managed forests. This preserve offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, mountain biking, hunting, snowmobiling, camping, and birdwatching.
Synopsis: Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s 13-acre Indian Point Preserve is located on the Union River near downtown Ellsworth. The preserve offers a gentle 0.3-mile trail that winds through the
woods, over bog bridges, and down to a scenic point on the river.
Located in Penobscot, 84-acre King Hill Farm is a diversified, organic family farm that grows a wide variety of produce, and raises beef, pork, chicken, and hens for eggs. The farm also takes pride in being an educational resource for school groups, colleges, apprentices, volunteers, friends, neighbors, and the community.
Located in Sullivan, the 318-acre Long Ledges Preserve offers a network of more than five miles of interconnected hiking trails. The paths wind through an upland forest containing a small pond, vernal pools, granite outcroppings, glacial erratic boulders and a small overgrown, historic granite quarry.
Located south of Swan’s Island, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 985-acre Marshall Island Preserve features miles of rugged hiking trails, remote campsites, and sandy beaches on one of the largest undeveloped islands on the eastern seaboard. A popular destination for boaters and experienced kayakers.
Located in northeastern Hancock County, Nicatous Lake is the centerpiece of a 20,268-acre conservation project that contains 34 miles of shoreline, seven remote ponds, and a large block of contiguous forest. It offers hiking, boating, camping, hunting, and fishing opportunities in a wild and remote setting.
The Port Clyde Fishermen’s Cooperative wharf supports the lobstering activities of co-op members, and a portion of the property is also leased to a family-owned and operated bait processing facility that provides bait to fishermen throughout the area.
Located in Sullivan, Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s 500-acre Schoodic Bog Preserve offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities from a 1.2-mile hiking trail that connects to nearby Schoodic Mountain, a peak with stunning 360-degree views of Frenchman Bay.
Located in Hancock, Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s 4.2 acre Tidal Falls Preserve overlooks the Taunton River’s scenic, reversing falls. The property, open to the public for day use, includes a pavilion, tables, and two iron grills. Tidal Falls is an excellent place to picnic, observe wildlife, and photograph stunning coastal scenery.
Located in the heart of Blue Hill Bay, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Tinker Island Preserve offers picnicking, beachcombing, hunting, and camping in a remote setting. The preserve can be reached by boat or kayak.