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.
Located in the heart of Augusta, the 164-acre Howard Hill conservation area forms the wooded backdrop to the Maine State House and features a cascading stream, an expansive ridgeline with sheer cliffs, and diverse wildlife habitat. The property is open to hiking, nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and bow hunting by permission.
Hunter Cove is home to 276 acres of conservation land held by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. The cove and its surrounding lands offer diverse recreational opportunities, including: canoeing, kayaking, hiking, wildlife watching, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Located 15 minutes from the State’s Capital, Jamies Pond is an 840-acre IF&W Wildlife Management Area that features nearly six miles of family friendly hiking trails through picturesque forests, past vernal pools, and to scenic shoreline vistas.
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 Casco, Naples, and Otisfield, the 3,281-acre Jugtown Forest conservation easement protects valuable habitat for turkey, moose, waterfowl, and landlocked salmon. Maintained as a working forest, the land is available to the public for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing.
Located in Manchester, 189-acre Lakeside Orchards grows thirty varieties of apples, three varieties of pears, and crabapples. The farm also operates a retail store that sells apples, pears, cider, gift packs, delicious treats and gifts throughout the year.
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 Fayette, the 245-acre Meadow Brook Farm currently raises beef cattle as well as a small flock of goats and sheep for fiber. The farm is part of a larger conservation area that includes the neighboring Sturtevant Farm, the former homestead of an American Revolutionary War veteran. The public is invited to explore a hiking trail that offers views of Mount Washington.
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.
Located in Western Maine’s High Peak region, Mount Abraham rises 4,049 feet above sea level to a barren rocky summit that features dramatic views. This 6,317-acre public reserve features a challenging hiking trail which eventually connects to the Appalachian Trail.