Rising above the western shore of Penobscot Bay, Camden Hills State Park encompasses more than 5,700 acres open for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. The park’s peaks and rocky ledges feature sweeping views of the Maine coast.
This wildlife and recreational corridor includes more than 7,500 acres of conserved land with opportunities for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, trapping, and snowmobiling.
Clarry Hill is the centerpiece of a 500-acre Medomak Valley Land Trust conservation area that features a scenic hiking trail that offers ocean and mountain views – on a clear day you can see all the way to Mount Washington! Clarry Hill is also home to the region’s largest commercial blueberry fields and includes critical grassland habitat important to upland sandpipers.
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site highlights one of the earliest sites of European settlement in North America. In 1677, Fort Charles, the first of three forts on the site was built. The remains of subsequent forts can be explored today. In addition, visitors will find spectacular coastal scenery, boat launching facilities, and a picnic area.
Located in Edmunds Township, Commissary Point is a 200-acre unit within IF&W’s 2,000-acre Cobscook Bay Wildlife Management Area. Commissary Point’s diverse habitat supports a number of game species including deer and ruffed grouse.
Located in the heart of Maine’s High Peaks Region, 12,046-acre Crocker Mountain Public Land includes a 10-mile segment of the Appalachian Trail. The property’s mountainous terrain and secluded ponds are enjoyed by hikers, hunters, fishermen, and snowmobilers.
Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Crooked Farm Preserve is open to the public for walking, boating, hunting and fishing. A 3-mile trail system traverses the preserve’s 125 acres of forest, wetlands, open fields, high knolls, and ravines.
A joint effort of Loon Echo Land Trust and Western Foothills Land Trust, the Crooked River Forests’ 800 acres include five parcels along a scenic, free-flowing river famous for its brook trout and salmon fisheries. These sustainably-managed forests have opportunities for hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and mountain biking.
Located in the town of Addison, the 283-acre Crowley Island Preserve features valuable habitat for numerous game species. Hunters, walkers, and cross-country skiers can explore an old woods road, while a nearby boat launch site provides kayak and boat access to the island’s wildlife-rich coastal wetlands.
Located in Brunswick, the 320-acre Crystal Spring Farm is an organic farm that includes a community supported agricultural program, educational activities for the community, a weekly farmer’s market with more than 40 vendors, a community garden, and family-friendly hiking trails.
Located in western Franklin County, the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust’s Cupsuptic Lake Park and Campground offers lakeside camping, swimming, canoeing, hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities. The 125-acre park, which includes more than two miles of short front on scenic Cupsuptic Lake, is also a great place for picnicking and wildlife observation.