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.
Located in Sanford, the 72-acre Noon Family Sheep Farm markets organic lamb at select fairs and festivals through their barbecue food booth. They also sell hay, and mail order organic fleeces, natural wool yarn, and sheepskins. Frozen lamb sausage and other cuts are usually available at the farm.
Forming the heart of a 28-mile network of trails in Waldo County, the Midcoast Conservancy’s Northern Headwaters Preserve includes prime habitat for spawning salmon on the Sheepscot River. The preserve is open year round where visitors can hike, hunt, fish, snowshoe, and observe native wildlife.
Located in Durham, the 70-acre Old Crow Ranch specializes in grass-fed cattle and organically fed hogs and chickens. This family owned farm believes in safe handling practices, humane slaughter, and attention to detail while processing to bring the best product to their customers.
Located in Franklin County, Orbeton Stream is in the heart of Maine’s High Peaks Region. This working forest easement ensures a continued source of sustainably managed and certified wood products, while guaranteeing public access for outdoor recreational activities.
Located in Fayette, the 142-acre Parker Pond Headland Preserve has more than 2.5 miles of moderate hiking trails that wind underneath a towering hemlock forest before reaching scenic ledges high above the pond. In addition to hiking, there are opportunities to snowshoe, hunt, fish, ice fish, canoe, and swim.
The Pemaquid Fishermen’s Cooperative property is adjacent to Pemaquid Harbor in the town of Bristol. Approximately 50 fishing and harvesting families are supported by this property’s working waterfront access. LMF grant funds helped finance infrastructure investments such as maintenance of a state-of-the-art chilled seawater system.
Boothbay Region Land Trust’s 63-acre Penny Lake Preserve features a couple miles of family friendly trails, including one that is ADA handicapped accessible. The property’s wetlands attract many species of wildlife, including birds, turtles, beaver, deer, and an occasional moose.
This 275-acre Downeast Coastal Conservancy preserve in Steuben boasts a 1.6-mile network of moderate hiking trails on Washington County’s highest coastal summit. From the top of Pigeon Hill there are stunning scenes of islands, bays, and peninsulas.
Located in Lubec, this 128-acre Downeast Coastal Conservancy preserve offers a 1.5-mile network of trails featuring views of Cobscook Bay and ample opportunities for observing bald eagles, migratory songbirds, and other resident wildlife.
Located in Scarborough Harbor, Pine Point Municipal Pier provides access for dozens of lobster boats and clam skiffs, generating income for more than 50 fishermen and families. LMF grant funds helped finance the construction of a new pier at Pine Point that significantly increased its productivity and improved access.