Synopsis: Located in Waterboro, the Little Ossipee River WMA is comprised of 1,176 acres surrounding its namesake natural feature. The Little Ossipee is popular with paddlers and fishermen as it carves through inland York County before its confluence with the Saco River.
Brunswick’s 124-acre Maquoit Bay Conservation Area features a 0.6-mile trail that leads to a rocky outcrop overlooking the scenic bay. Boasting over a mile of salt-water frontage on the bay, the conservation area nearly doubled the town’s public access to the water.
Located in Sanford, the 72-acre Noon Family Sheep Farm markets organic lamb at select fairs and festivals through their barbecue food booth. They also sell hay, and mail order organic fleeces, natural wool yarn, and sheepskins. Frozen lamb sausage and other cuts are usually available at the farm.
Located in Scarborough Harbor, Pine Point Municipal Pier provides access for dozens of lobster boats and clam skiffs, generating income for more than 50 fishermen and families. LMF grant funds helped finance the construction of a new pier at Pine Point that significantly increased its productivity and improved access.
This 147-acre Royal River Conservation Trust preserve provides habitat for raptors, songbirds, upland game birds, waterfowl, deer, coyotes, and numerous other wildlife. Visitors enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, back-country skiing, and other outdoor activities.
Located in the City of Portland, the 48-acre Presumpscot River Preserve includes 2.5 miles of trails that wind through ravines while paralleling the water’s edge before reaching scenic Presumpscot Falls. The preserve is connected to a larger network of paths maintained by Portland Trails as well as conservation land located in neighboring Falmouth.
The 356-acre Raymond Community Forest features trails for hiking, walking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and mountain biking, and is open to traditional uses like hunting. Exceptional views from the ledges of Pismire Mountain lure visitors to this sustainably-managed forest throughout the year.