With a long expanse of white sand and views out to the rocky shores of Prouts Neck, Scarborough Beach State Park is an attractive setting for swimming, walking, and picnicking. Surfers routinely ride its waves and surf-casters ply the waters for striped bass and blue fish.
Located in Sullivan, Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s 500-acre Schoodic Bog Preserve offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities from a 1.2-mile hiking trail that connects to nearby Schoodic Mountain, a peak with stunning 360-degree views of Frenchman Bay.
Located in Naples, the Sebago Headwaters Preserve includes habitat critical to maintaining the health of Sebago Lake, and is open to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, and wildlife observation.
Located in eastern Piscataquis County, the 21,369-acre Seboeis Lake Public Reserve offers tremendous outdoor recreational opportunities in a remote setting for campers, boaters, fishermen, hunters, and wildlife watchers.
Located in Eastport, Shackford Head State Park features a 3.2-mile network of gentle hiking trails that lead to cobble beaches and scenic bluffs. The park is a great place to observe wildlife including, seals, bald eagles, songbirds, and migratory shorebirds.
Located in Owls Head, the Ship to Shore Lobster Wharf serves more than 30 fishing boats with all-tide access, bait, fuel, parking, and two hydraulic winches with booms. There are roughly 100 families supported from the commercial fishing activities on the wharf. Landings at the wharf include lobster, but in the future the hope is to handle shrimp, scallops, crab, clams and worms.
Located in Perry, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 76-acre Sipp Bay Preserve features hiking trails that provide excellent coastal views and many opportunities for wildlife watching. Visitors can also use a hand-carry boat launch and take advantage of numerous scenic, shoreline picnic spots.
The 19-acre Skolfield Shores Preserve offers gorgeous views of Middle Bay Cove across open fields and wildlife-rich salt marshes, and welcomes hikers to explore its 1.1-mile network of family friendly trails.
The South Bristol Fisherman’s Co-op property is the single most important commercial fishing access point in Lincoln County, landing about 830,000 pounds of lobster and about 930,000 pounds of shrimp annually. Founded in 1972 by 12 local fishermen, the Co-op now serves roughly 40 boats and 70 fishermen.
The 55-acre Spear Farm Estuary Preserve includes over two miles of gentle trails across rolling coastal terrain perfect for walking, cross-country skiing, and birdwatching. The Preserve also allows for hunting, and ice skating on a small pond if temperatures allow.
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.