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.
Located in the towns of Ripley, Embden, Burnham, and Detroit, the Central Maine Sportsmen project added five parcels totaling 2,730 acres to Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife management areas in Central Maine. Hunters will find prime deer, moose, and waterfowl habitat along the Sebasticook River and on the shores of Hancock and Sandy Ponds.
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.
Located north of the Forks in Somerset County, the 8,159-acre Cold Stream Forest includes critical wildlife habitats, including more than 3,000 acres of deer wintering areas and seven wild brook trout ponds. Anglers can explore seven small ponds and five miles of stream in this Bureau of Parks and Lands Public Reserve.
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.