Located in Canton and Jay, the Androscoggin Greenway Community Forest is comprised of multiple conservation areas on both sides of the Androscoggin River. Managed as working forests, the conservation areas offer many outdoor recreational opportunities, including ATV riding, hiking, hunting, birdwatching, and fishing.
A joint effort of Loon Echo Land Trust and Western Foothills Land Trust, the Crooked River Forests’ 800 acres include five parcels along a scenic, free-flowing river famous for its brook trout and salmon fisheries. These sustainably-managed forests have opportunities for hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and mountain biking.
Located in Bethel, Frenchman’s Hole is a scenic waterfall and popular swimming spot located near the Sunday River Resort. Frenchman’s Hole is along Bull Branch Stream and is part of the 9,974-acre Mahoosuc Public Reserve. Visitors reach the falls and swimming hole via a short trail.
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 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 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.
Located in Hanover, near the confluence of the Bear and Androscoggin Rivers, Moran’s Landing is a Mahoosuc Land Trust-owned boat launch site. One of many access points along the Androscoggin River Trail, this 4.7-acre preserve welcomes boaters and fishermen.
Western Foothill’s Land Trust’s 165-acre Roberts Farm Preserve offers a 7.5-mile network of multi-use trails, 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.
Western Foothills Land Trust’s 1,236-acre Virgil Parris Forest, located in Buckfield, surrounds scenic South Pond. The preserve features a 2-mile trail ideal for snowshoeing in the winter, and running, walking, cycling and birding during the remainder of the year.