Located in Newcastle, the Midcoast Conservancy’s 70-acre Marsh River Preserve features a 0.9-mile nature trail that offers scenic overlooks of the river. The preserve’s beautiful salt marshes and mixed forests offer ideal habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Located south of Swan’s Island, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 985-acre Marshall Island Preserve features miles of rugged hiking trails, remote campsites, and sandy beaches on one of the largest undeveloped islands on the eastern seaboard. A popular destination for boaters and experienced kayakers.
Located in northern Penobscot County, Mattawamkeag River is home to an 11,299-acre IF&W Wildlife Management Area that is a popular destination for paddlers, anglers, and hunters. The area’s diverse habitats and extensive wetlands are important to a number of wildlife species.
Located in Fayette, the 245-acre Meadow Brook Farm currently raises beef cattle as well as a small flock of goats and sheep for fiber. The farm is part of a larger conservation area that includes the neighboring Sturtevant Farm, the former homestead of an American Revolutionary War veteran. The public is invited to explore a hiking trail that offers views of Mount Washington.
Located east of Baxter State Park, the 7,910-acre Millinocket Forest is comprised of two properties that provide critical links in the region’s motorized trail network. The area is also a working landscape that supports the region’s forest product’s industry.
Located in Jonesport, the Moosabec Mussels property provides access for more than 10 mussel and mahogany clam boats that require a sturdy pier and deep water to berth at low tide. A processing and packing plant that employs more than a dozen people year round also occupies the site.
The Nature Conservancy’s 15,000-acre Moose River Preserve is located west of Jackman, in northern Somerset County. This wildlife and habitat rich property includes one of the largest, most diverse and least disturbed peatlands in the eastern U.S. Activities include hunting, fishing, camping, and remote paddling along the scenic Moose River.
Located in the town of Lubec, Morong Cove offers hikers, snowshoe enthusiasts, and birdwatchers 3.3 miles of moderate trails with scenic views of Cobscook Bay and access to the shoreline. Portions of the trail wind through historic farm fields and past former homesteads.
Located in Western Maine’s High Peak region, Mount Abraham rises 4,049 feet above sea level to a barren rocky summit that features dramatic views. This 6,317-acre public reserve features a challenging hiking trail which eventually connects to the Appalachian Trail.