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Branch Lake Public Forest

Downeast Maine · Hancock County

Located in Ellsworth, the 239-acre Branch Lake Public Forest is part of a 1,164-acre conservation area and public forest that includes a 3.1-mile network of hiking trails and a hand carry boat launch site. Branch Lake serves as Ellsworth’s water supply and offers excellent fishing opportunities for salmon, togue, and bass. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of Branch Lake Public Forest in 2010.