Located in Rome, Mount Vernon, Vienna, and New Sharon, the Kennebec Highlands is a 6,628-acre public reserve including the highest summits of Kennebec County. Many miles of trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and ATV riding.
The Kennebunk Plains is 1,758 acres of grasslands, blueberry fields, and pitch pine-scrub oak barren. This area is home to rare species including black racer snakes, grasshopper sparrows, upland sandpipers, and northern blazing star flower. A network of trails and dirt roads welcomes birdwatchers, dog walkers, and hikers.
Synopsis: Located in Hollis, Killick Pond is the centerpiece of a 1,025-acre hunting and fishing oasis, providing visitors with a sense of remoteness. Anglers will find excellent bass and perch fishing, while birdwatchers will marvel at resident waterfowl, osprey, and great blue herons.
Located in Penobscot, 84-acre King Hill Farm is a diversified, organic family farm that grows a wide variety of produce, and raises beef, pork, chicken, and hens for eggs. The farm also takes pride in being an educational resource for school groups, colleges, apprentices, volunteers, friends, neighbors, and the community.
Located in Skowhegan and Canaan, Lake George Regional Park is a day-use lakeside park with year-round educational programs, trails, amenities and events. Each year roughly 20,000 community members and visitors use the lake and its surrounding land for swimming, fishing, picnicking, boating, hiking, skiing, and other activities.
Located in Manchester, 189-acre Lakeside Orchards grows thirty varieties of apples, three varieties of pears, and crabapples. The farm also operates a retail store that sells apples, pears, cider, gift packs, delicious treats and gifts throughout the year.
Located in Parsonsfield, the 8,603-acre Leavitt Plantation is a popular destination for hunters, snowmobilers, hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers, and has more than 80 miles of recreational trails. Anglers are also drawn to Leavitt Plantation’s streams, which are prime brook trout habitat.
Located in Peru and Woodstock, Little Concord Pond is 64 acres of mountain ledges and thick forests. Hikers can venture along a scenic trail, stop at the pond’s shore to cast their fishing line, and then continue to Bald Mountain’s nearby summit for extensive views of western Maine.
Synopsis: Located in Waterboro, the Little Ossipee River WMA is comprised of 1,176 acres surrounding its namesake natural feature. The Little Ossipee is popular with paddlers and fishermen as it carves through inland York County before its confluence with the Saco River.
Boothbay Region Land Trust’s 46-acre Lobster Cove Preserve features three miles of trails available for cross country skiing, hiking, and birdwatching, and ATV use. The preserve’s meadow is a popular spot for picnics and school outings.
Located in Sullivan, the 318-acre Long Ledges Preserve offers a network of more than five miles of interconnected hiking trails. The paths wind through an upland forest containing a small pond, vernal pools, granite outcroppings, glacial erratic boulders and a small overgrown, historic granite quarry.