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.
The Orono Land Trust’s 75-acre Piney Knoll Conservation Area is a short walk from the University of Maine campus. Located on the banks of the Penobscot River, the conservation area features a network of family-friendly trails and is an excellent destination for avid birdwatchers.
This 147-acre Royal River Conservation Trust preserve provides habitat for raptors, songbirds, upland game birds, waterfowl, deer, coyotes, and numerous other wildlife. Visitors enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, back-country skiing, and other outdoor activities.
Located in Addison, Pleasant Bay is home to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s newest wildlife management area. The Pleasant Bay area provides extraordinary public recreational opportunities, including kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching, hiking, hunting, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
The 2,064-acre Pleasant Mountain Preserve includes the highest mountain in southern Maine and one of the defining landmarks of the Sebago Lake region. It provides important contiguous habitat for a variety of plants and animals, as well as resources for sustainable forestry.
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 the City of Portland, the 48-acre Presumpscot River Preserve includes 2.5 miles of trails that wind through ravines while paralleling the water’s edge before reaching scenic Presumpscot Falls. The preserve is connected to a larger network of paths maintained by Portland Trails as well as conservation land located in neighboring Falmouth.