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.
Located between Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes, the 1,873-acre Bald Mountain Public Reserve features a challenging, but rewarding 2-mile roundtrip hike to a summit observation tower with panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and mountains.
Located in the heart of Maine’s High Peaks Region, 12,046-acre Crocker Mountain Public Land includes a 10-mile segment of the Appalachian Trail. The property’s mountainous terrain and secluded ponds are enjoyed by hikers, hunters, fishermen, and snowmobilers.
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 western Franklin County, the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust’s Cupsuptic Lake Park and Campground offers lakeside camping, swimming, canoeing, hiking, hunting and fishing opportunities. The 125-acre park, which includes more than two miles of short front on scenic Cupsuptic Lake, is also a great place for picnicking and wildlife observation.
The Androscoggin Land Trust’s 14-acre David Rancourt River Preserve contains a walking trail, a hand-carry boat launch, two beautiful sand beaches and a scenic overlook. In 2008, the property was dedicated in the name of Deputy Sheriff David Rancourt, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in the Androscoggin River.
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.
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 western Maine, this 512-acre Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust preserve features a spectacular vista that is identified on virtually every map, tour guide, brochure and website that focuses on the region. It includes a portion of the Appalachian Trail and magnificent views.
Located in the town of Greene, the Androscoggin Land Trust’s 195-acre Hooper Pond Preserve includes valuable wetland habitat for great blue herons, waterfowl, and other wildlife. The preserve, which provides access for canoes and kayaks, is the perfect spot for a few hours of quiet fishing or wildlife observation.