Located on the Canadian border in northern Washington County, Spednic Lake and the Upper Saint Croix River features traditional, backcountry recreational experiences in a near-wilderness environment for fishing, hunting, boating, camping and nature study.
Phippsburg Land Trust’s Sprague Pond Preserve includes 114 acres surrounding a nearly 10-acre spring-fed pond. Hikers can explore the pond’s shoreline and nearby forests, enjoying scenic views and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Spruce Head Fishermen’s Cooperative is one of the most significant lobster landing sites on the coast of Maine and supports over 75 boats. Successful completion of this project not only secured working access for the fishermen, but benefited over 100 families who are supported by the revenue generated across this property.
Located in the town of Raymond, Tassel Top Park is situated on 35 acres on the east shore of southern Maine’s largest lake. A short walk through a mature forest leads visitors to 900 feet of sandy beach, one of the best beaches on the entire lake.
Located in the town of Bath, this 96-acre Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Preserve features 3.5 miles of family-friendly hiking trails near the shores of the Kennebec River. Once an important trading spot for native Abenaki Indians, Thorne Head offers commanding views of the area and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, just minutes from downtown Bath.
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 Edmunds Township on the shores of Cobscook Bay, this 1,520-acre working farm and woodlot features more than five miles of coastline, productive clam flats, and wildlife-rich wetlands. Portions of the property are available to the public for kayaking, picnicking, and hiking.
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.
On an island where nearly 50% of the year-round population earns a living from fisheries, the Vinalhaven Lobstermen’s Co-op is one of three important access properties in Carver’s Harbor. It serves about 60 boats, has 84 members, and supports 100 island families with income from the sale of lobsters and crabs.
Western Foothills Land Trust’s 1,236-acre Virgil Parris Forest, located in Buckfield, surrounds scenic South Pond. The preserve features a 2-mile trail ideal for snowshoeing in the winter, and running, walking, cycling and birding during the remainder of the year.
Located in coastal York County, the 2,250-acre Wells Reserve features more than seven miles of hiking trails that visit fields, forests, marshes and a sand beach. The diverse habitats provide excellent opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife observation.
The Forest Society of Maine’s West Branch project protects working forestlands while offering public access for a variety of outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, and paddling. This conservation area also includes the North and South Branches of the Penobscot River, as well as Baker Lake and some of the St. John River’s headwater ponds.