Location: Township X Range 14 WELS and Township 2 Range 13 WELS, east of Moosehead Lake, Piscataquis County
Description: The Big Spencer Mountain parcel contains Big Spencer Mountain (3,230 feet), which towers over Spencer Bay on Moosehead Lake’s eastern shore. The mountain’s fire tower was active for nearly 85 years, until 1991. The 4,242-acre parcel is part of the state’s Ecological Reserve System and is ecologically important for Bicknell’s Thrush, a species of special conservation concern.
Activities: Hiking, hunting, birding. Go to Maine Trail Finder for a description of the Big Spencer Mountain trail.
For More Information: Visit the Maine Natural Areas Program website, where you can learn more about the exemplary natural communities located in the area.