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.
Located in Eastport, Quoddy Bay Lobster provides access for up to 10 lobster boats. A modest building on-site contains bait storage, a lobster tank for storage, offices, and a take-out food kitchen where locals and tourists can enjoy eating the freshly caught lobster and crabmeat.
The 150-acre Rangeley River Preserve includes a popular snowmobile trail that connects riders to the village of Oquossoc, while an easy one-mile hiking trail runs the length of the property, leading visitors to prime fishing spots and streamside picnic tables.