The Beals Municipal Landing is used by up to 300 commercial boats at least once a year and more than 35 boats daily. It is a convenient point for fishermen to reach moored vessels and a place to load traps and gear to and from boats and vehicles. Fisheries landed include: lobsters, clams, mussels, scallops, worms, and periwinkles.
Located in the town of Owls Head, Birch Point State Park features one of Maine’s most attractive crescent-shaped sand beaches. The park is a quiet place to swim, fish, observe wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of the Maine coast.
Located in Windham, Presumpscot Regional Land Trust’s Black Brook Preserve features hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile riding. There are several miles of trails that cross through the preserve’s 105 acres. Visitors will find over 600 feet of “bog bridges” to keep feet dry and numerous cedar benches for taking a break to enjoy the silence or have a snack.
Falmouth Land Trust’s 285-acre Blackstrap Hill Preserve and adjacent town owned Wilshore Farm comprise nearly 600 acres of contiguous conservation land. Bordering the West Branch of the Piscataqua River, this mostly wooded area features many miles of multi-use trails.
Synopsis: Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 1,770-acre Bog Brook Cove Preserve is located in the heart of Washington County’s Bold Coast. The scenic preserve features a network of hiking trails, including a handicapped-accessible trail that leads to incredible views of Grand Manan.
Located in Pownal, Bradbury Mountain State Park attracts visitors who enjoy picnicking, hiking and camping on its 800 acres of forested land. Bradbury Mountain is also the only state park in southern Maine to offer shared-use trails for horseback riders, mountain bikers and snowmobilers.
Located in Ellsworth, the 239-acre Branch Lake Public Forest is part of a 1,164-acre conservation area that includes a 3.1-mile network of hiking trails and a hand carry boat launch site. Excellent fishing opportunities for salmon, togue, and bass.
Located on Muscongus Bay, the Bremen Lobster Cooperative serves 24 lobster boats and provides income for 34 families in the area. With two piers, multiple buildings, cold storage for bait, ample parking, and fuel storage onsite, the facility is an important landing and lobster buying station for the area.
Located in the town of Brunswick, this 100-acre trail corridor connects Bowdoin College, the Town Commons, and Middle Bay. Hikers, birdwatchers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers can explore the corridor’s network of gentle paths as they wind through pitch pine barrens. This area is also a popular training place for student athletes.