The Beals Municipal Landing is used by up to 300 commercial boats at least once a year and more than 35 boats daily. It is a convenient point for fishermen to reach moored vessels and a place to load traps and gear to and from boats and vehicles. Fisheries landed include: lobsters, clams, mussels, scallops, worms, and periwinkles.
Synopsis: Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 1,770-acre Bog Brook Cove Preserve is located in the heart of Washington County’s Bold Coast. The scenic preserve features a network of hiking trails, including a handicapped-accessible trail that leads to incredible views of Grand Manan.
Located in Edmunds Township, Commissary Point is a 200-acre unit within IF&W’s 2,000-acre Cobscook Bay Wildlife Management Area. Commissary Point’s diverse habitat supports a number of game species including deer and ruffed grouse.
Located in the town of Addison, the 283-acre Crowley Island Preserve features valuable habitat for numerous game species. Hunters, walkers, and cross-country skiers can explore an old woods road, while a nearby boat launch site provides kayak and boat access to the island’s wildlife-rich coastal wetlands.
Located in the town of Calais, this 319-acre municipal park features a 1.8-mile hiking trail to the 340-foot summit of Devil’s Head. The trail offers several scenic viewpoints of the Saint Croix River, and the nearby St. Croix International Historic Site.
The 55,578-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest is a working landscape with seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. In the heart of a region famous for its fishing, visitors to this Downeast Lakes Land Trust property also enjoy hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, ATV riding, kayaking, remote camping, geocaching, and observing wildlife.
Located in northeastern Washington County, Grand Lake Stream is famous for its native land locked salmon. This world class fly fishing destination is also surrounded by more than 55,000 acres of community forest that welcomes hikers, hunters, snowmobilers, and other outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.
Located on Beals Island, the Great Wass Bait & Lobster Co. facility offers a deep water access pier, ramp, floats, a buying station, a tidal lobster pound, fuel, bait and supplies. It is the most heavily used commercial fishing property on Beals Island and serves nearly 100 boats annually.
Synopsis: Located in Washington County, between Gouldsboro and Machias Bay, the Heads of Estuaries includes more than 3,000 acres of coastal conservation land available for birdwatching, hiking, hunting, wildlife observation, and other outdoor recreational activities.
Located in the town of Lubec, Horan Head is a 428-acre unit within IF&W’s 2,000-acre Cobscook Bay Wildlife Management Area that includes 6 miles of moderate trails and many opportunities to watch seals, waterfowl, ospreys, and eagles.
Located in Addison, the Downeast Coastal Conservancy’s 145-acre Ingersoll Point Preserve features 3.5 miles of trails through mossy forests to scenic beaches. This coastal preserve is open for hiking, birdwatching, picnicking, hunting, and snowshoeing.