Located in Franklin County, Orbeton Stream is in the heart of Maine’s High Peaks Region. This working forest easement ensures a continued source of sustainably managed and certified wood products, while guaranteeing public access for outdoor recreational activities.
Located in Fayette, the 142-acre Parker Pond Headland Preserve has more than 2.5 miles of moderate hiking trails that wind underneath a towering hemlock forest before reaching scenic ledges high above the pond. In addition to hiking, there are opportunities to snowshoe, hunt, fish, ice fish, canoe, and swim.
The 2,064-acre Pleasant Mountain Preserve includes the highest mountain in southern Maine and one of the defining landmarks of the Sebago Lake region. It provides important contiguous habitat for a variety of plants and animals, as well as resources for sustainable forestry.
The 150-acre Rangeley River Preserve includes a popular snowmobile trail that connects riders to the village of Oquossoc, while an easy one-mile hiking trail runs the length of the property, leading visitors to prime fishing spots and streamside picnic tables.
Located between Lower Richardson and Umbagog Lakes, the Rapid River features 3.5 miles of nearly continuous Class III-IV rapids, making it one of Maine’s most spectacular whitewater rivers. The Rapid River also lures anglers in search of brook trout and landlocked salmon.
Western Foothill’s Land Trust’s 165-acre Roberts Farm Preserve offers a 7.5-mile network of multi-use trails, including a half mile universally accessible trail to a scenic outlook. The agricultural history of this land will reveal itself as you skirt the farm pond, passing through remnants of fields, pastures, stone walls, orchards, and groves.
Western Foothills Land Trust’s 1,236-acre Virgil Parris Forest, located in Buckfield, surrounds scenic South Pond. The preserve features a 2-mile trail ideal for snowshoeing in the winter, and running, walking, cycling and birding during the remainder of the year.
The Whistle Stop Trail winds 14 miles through the scenic hills of Western Maine, connecting the towns of Jay and Farmington. This mostly gravel surfaced trail is open year round for multiple uses, and offers beautiful views of the region’s rolling farmland landscape.