The Katahdin Forest Project includes some of the most heavily used recreational areas of the Northern Forest for hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, canoeing, and white water rafting. The project also includes a conservation easement protecting a working forest that is the backbone of the Katahdin region.
The Four Seasons Trail Association promotes year-round outdoor recreation through cross-country skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing and nature hikes on their scenic property in Madawaska. In the winter, visitors can rent cross-country skis and snowshoes before touring more than 5 miles of trails.
The Four Seasons Adventure Trail is a 29-mile gravel surfaced trail that connects Newport, Corinna, Dexter, Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft. The trail is open year round for multiple uses, and features views of Sebasticook Lake, Corinna Bog, the East Branch of the Sebasticook, and Lake Wassookeag.
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 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 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 Presque Isle, 700-acre Aroostook State Park is Maine’s oldest. The park offers visitors a range of recreational activities including hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, wildlife watching, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.
Located in Perham, Salmon Brook Lake Bog is the centerpiece of an 1,857-acre public reserve that captures many ecological features characteristic of Maine’s northeastern limestone belt. Visitors will also find a multiple use trail available for ATV riders and others.
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 the heart of Piscataquis County, Nahmakanta Public Reserve is 43,000 acres of wildlife-rich forests, low ledge-covered mountains, numerous streams, narrow gorges, and 24 great ponds. Visitors venture to this remote area throughout the year.
The Bangor & Aroostook Trail is a 61-mile trail that is divided into two sections that link the towns of Mapleton, Washburn, Stockholm, Caribou, and Van Buren. This gravel surface trail is open year round for multiple uses. Scenery varies from open fields to deep woods, and meanders along many streams.
The Orono Land Trust’s 75-acre Piney Knoll Conservation Area is a short walk from the University of Maine campus. Located on the banks of the Penobscot River, the conservation area features a network of family-friendly trails and is an excellent destination for avid birdwatchers.
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.