The Whistle Stop Trail winds 14 miles through the scenic hills of Western Maine, connecting the towns of Jay and Farmington. This mostly gravel surfaced trail is open year round for multiple uses, and offers beautiful views of the region’s rolling farmland landscape.
Located in Casco, Naples, and Otisfield, the 3,281-acre Jugtown Forest conservation easement protects valuable habitat for turkey, moose, waterfowl, and landlocked salmon. Maintained as a working forest, the land is available to the public for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing.
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.
Located in Fayette, the 142-acre Parker Pond Headland Preserve has more than 2.5 miles of moderate hiking trails that wind underneath a towering hemlock forest before reaching scenic ledges high above the pond. In addition to hiking, there are opportunities to snowshoe, hunt, fish, ice fish, canoe, and swim.
Hunter Cove is home to 276 acres of conservation land held by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. The cove and its surrounding lands offer diverse recreational opportunities, including: canoeing, kayaking, hiking, wildlife watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, and snowmobiling.
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.
Located in Oxford County, Mahoosuc Public Land includes 31,764 acres on both sides of Grafton Notch State Park: rugged mountain terrain, secluded ponds, popular swimming holes, and incredible views from numerous rocky summits.
This 578-acre Greater Lovell Land Trust preserve is comprised of a high diversity of upland and lowland forest types and over 64 acres of wetlands. Visitors enjoy 1.5 miles of hiking trails, hunting in season, and exceptional birdwatching in the spring.
Located in western Maine, this 512-acre Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust preserve features a spectacular vista that is identified on virtually every map, tour guide, brochure and website that focuses on the region. It includes a portion of the Appalachian Trail and magnificent views.
The 2,064-acre Pleasant Mountain Preserve includes the highest mountain in southern Maine and one of the defining landmarks of the Sebago Lake region. It provides important contiguous habitat for a variety of plants and animals, as well as resources for sustainable forestry.
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.
The 150-acre Rangeley River Preserve includes a popular snowmobile trail that connects riders to the village of Oquossoc, while an easy one-mile hiking trail runs the length of the property, leading visitors to prime fishing spots and streamside picnic tables.
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.
Located 15 minutes from the State’s Capital, Jamies Pond is an 840-acre IF&W Wildlife Management Area that features nearly six miles of family friendly hiking trails through picturesque forests, past vernal pools, and to scenic shoreline vistas.
Located in Franklin County, Orbeton Stream is in the heart of Maine’s High Peaks Region. This working forest easement ensures a continued source of sustainably managed and certified wood products, while guaranteeing public access for outdoor recreational activities.
Located between Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes, the 1,873-acre Bald Mountain Public Reserve features a challenging, but rewarding 1-mile hike to a summit observation tower with panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and mountains.