Located on Maine’s dramatic Bold Coast, the 12,234-acre Cutler Coast Public Reserve is a vast expanse of blueberry barrens, woodlands, peatlands, and rocky headlands interspersed with pocket coves and cobble beaches. Hikers will find nearly 10 miles of trails along the coast, while ATV enthusiasts can explore 19.5 miles through the reserve’s forested interior. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of the Cutler Coast in 1990.
Located in Casco, Loon Echo Land Trust’s 27-acre Hacker’s Hill Preserve features 360 degree views of the White Mountains and Sebago Lake. This property is open to the public for walking, kite flying, nature observation, picnicking, geo-caching, sunset watching, photography, hunting, and snowmobiling. Hacker’s Hill is also available by reservation for wedding and community events. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of the preserve in 2012.
Located in southern York County, 691-foot Mount Agamenticus is the centerpiece of one of the largest remaining expanses of undeveloped forests in coastal New England, more than 10,000 acres. The mountain is known for its biodiversity and an extensive trail system that welcomes hikers, mountain bikers, snowmobilers, and ATVers. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of numerous parcels totaling 2,042 acres of land around Mount Agamenticus between 1991-1996 and 2004-2005.
Located on a peninsula in the heart of Moosehead Lake, 800-acre Mount Kineo State Park is dominated by its namesake natural feature, a 1,789-foot peak with dramatic 700-foot cliffs and 360-degree views from its summit tower. Visitors will discover a network of scenic hiking trails, remote campsites, and inviting fishing locations. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of Mount Kineo State Park in 1990.
Ragged and Bald Mountains form the centerpiece of a conservation area prized for its recreational trails, rocky summits, and scenic views that include Penobscot Bay and New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. The Georges Highland Path and the Round the Mountain Trail traverse Ragged Mountain in Rockport, connecting Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Georges River Land Trust preserves, as well as other protected lands. Between 2007 and 2019, the Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the conservation of 1,596 acres of land on Bald and Ragged Mountains.
Located in Standish, the 482-acre Randall Orchards is known for its pick-your-own apple trees and delicious cider. The orchards and surrounding woodlands form an iconic part of the town’s landscape, provide important wildlife habitat, and help protect the region’s drinking water source, Sebago Lake. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the conservation of Randall Orchards in 2014.
Western Foothills Land Trust’s 165-acre Roberts Farm Preserve offers a 7.5-mile network of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog walking, including a half mile universally accessible trail to a scenic outlook. The agricultural history of this land will reveal itself as you skirt the farm pond, passing through remnants of fields, pastures, stone walls, orchards, and groves. Between 2009 and 2011, the Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of 153 acres of the Roberts Farm Preserve.
Located in South Thomaston, the Spruce Head Fishermen’s Cooperative is one of the most significant lobster landing sites on the coast of Maine and supports over 75 boats. Successful completion of this project not only secured working access for the fishermen, but benefited over 100 families who are supported by the revenue generated across this property from the lobsters, crabs, scallops and shrimp landed at the facility. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the protection of the Spruce Head Fishermen’s Cooperative in 2010.
Located in and around the town of Weld, Mount Blue State Park and the Tumbledown Mountain Public Reserve are part of more than 30,000 acres of conserved land featuring exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the year. There are miles of trails for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Others will find places to swim, picnic, hunt, fish, and camp. Between 2001 and 2004, the Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of 12,953 acres in the Mount Blue and Tumbledown Mountain region.