Description: The Amherst Mountain Community Forest is part of the Public Reserved Land system, but unlike other units, it is managed jointly with the town of Amherst. The 4,974-acre parcel is home to brook trout, white-tailed deer, black bear, Peregrine Falcons, Ruffed Grouse (partridge), and American Woodcock. The area contains two popular hiking trails, Ducktail and Partridge Pond trails.
Location: Amherst, 20 miles east of Bangor, Penobscot County
Activities: Bicycling, birdwatching, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, and snowmobiling. For information on how to access Duck and Partridge Pond trails, visit Maine Trail Finder.
For More Information: A 2013 article in the Portland Press Herald by Carey Kish provides an excellent description of the parcel. You can read the joint management plan here.