Located between Lower Richardson and Umbagog Lakes, the Rapid River features 3.5 miles of nearly continuous Class III-IV rapids, making it one of Maine’s most spectacular whitewater rivers. The Rapid River also lures anglers in search of brook trout and landlocked salmon.
The 356-acre Raymond Community Forest features trails for hiking, walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and mountain biking, and is open to traditional uses like hunting. Exceptional views from the ledges of Pismire Mountain lure visitors to this sustainably-managed forest throughout the year.
The River-Link is a five-mile trail and wildlife corridor on the spine of the Boothbay Peninsula. Connecting multiple conservation lands, it begins at Dodge Point in Newcastle and heads south into Edgecomb offering opportunities to hike, snowshoe, hunt, birdwatch, and observe wildlife along the way.
Western Foothill’s Land Trust’s 165-acre Roberts Farm Preserve offers a 7.5-mile network of multi-use trails, including a half mile universally accessible trail to a scenic outlook. The agricultural history of this land will reveal itself as you skirt the farm pond, passing through remnants of fields and pastures, through numerous stone walls, orchards, and groves.
Roberts Wharf property provides permanent commercial fishing access on Barter’s Island in the town of Boothbay. Accommodating up to 10 fishermen, this 1.9-acre property includes two pier structures, convenient deep water access, moorings, and gear storage space.
Synopsis: Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s 145-acre Robinson Woods Preserve provides over 3 miles of well-maintained trails that are available year-round for hiking, snowshoeing, and dog walking. Visitors will marvel at the massive white pine, red oak and hemlock trees in Robinson Woods — some as old as 300 years.
This 1,700-acre Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village has long been open to visitors who come to tour its historic buildings and learn about traditional Shaker crafts, or to picnic, hike, or cross-country ski in the surrounding forests.
Saco River Indian Cellar is an 81-acre municipal park maintained by the Hollis Conservation Commission. Visitors will find 8 different trails encompassing 2.5 miles that lead to the scenic shores of the Saco River and a handful of picnic spots. The preserve offers opportunities for cross-country skiing, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, running, snowshoeing, swimming, and hiking. Canoe and kayak access to Indian Cellar is available nearby at Pleasant Point Park in Buxton.
Located in Perham, Salmon Brook Lake Bog is the centerpiece of an 1,857-acre public reserve that captures many ecological features characteristic of Maine’s northeastern limestone belt. Visitors will also find a multiple use trail available for ATV riders and others.
Located in Stockton Springs, this 100-acre park is located on a historical point at the mouth of the Penobscot River. The park features a sandy beach, two miles of gentle hiking trails, and ample opportunities to observe wildlife, including resident osprey and migratory shorebirds.