Located just east of the Greater Bangor Area, the Amherst Mountains Community Forest offers outdoor recreation experiences with a quiet, remote feel. Short hiking trails lead to scenic bluffs and secluded ponds.
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 Ellsworth, the 239-acre Branch Lake Public Forest is part of a 1,164-acre conservation area that includes a 3.1-mile network of hiking trails and a hand carry boat launch site. Excellent fishing opportunities for salmon, togue, and bass.
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 Goose Cove in the town of Tremont, Davis Wharf is a family-owned property that supports up to 12 commercial fishermen. LMF grant funds helped finance numerous wharf infrastructure improvements, including installing a large float and ramp to allow better access between tides.
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 on the Schoodic National Scenic Byway in Sullivan, Gordon’s Wharf offers a panoramic view of Taunton Bay, a highly productive tidal zone. The wharf is the center of a community effort to celebrate the region’s granite heritage and local fisheries, and to promote public access to the sea.