Located on the Kennebec River, Gardiner Landing is a municipal waterfront park and boat launch site. Boaters and kayakers use the landing to access the river, anglers fish for bass, and others enjoy scenic picnic tables.
Located in the heart of Augusta, the 164-acre Howard Hill conservation area forms the wooded backdrop to the Maine State House and features a cascading stream, an expansive ridgeline with sheer cliffs, and diverse wildlife habitat. The property is open to hiking, nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and bow hunting by permission.
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 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 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 Fayette, the 245-acre Meadow Brook Farm currently raises beef cattle as well as a small flock of goats and sheep for fiber. The farm is part of a larger conservation area that includes the neighboring Sturtevant Farm, the former homestead of an American Revolutionary War veteran. The public is invited to explore a hiking trail that offers views of Mount Washington.
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.