Located within 20 miles of more than one-quarter million people, Morgan Meadow offers a remarkably wild setting–with nearly a thousand acres of unbroken woodland and a 100-acre freshwater wetland. The property provides a significant natural sanctuary in the midst of development spreading out from Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn.
Morgan Meadow shelters old-growth white pine and one of Maine’s few known stands of black birch. Migratory waterfowl, deer and moose rely on the woodlands and wetlands, making it an attractive destination for wildlife-watching and hunting. Area residents use the informal trail network year-round, enjoying hikes, skiing and snowshoeing.
A century ago, settlers relied on Morgan Meadow for haying and firewood. Then, during the 1920s, a New York resident purchased the large tract as a retreat and built a cabin. In 1952, he sold the land and it was clear-cut over the following decade. Since then it has been managed sustainably and is now a high-quality forest.
The Maine Department for Inland Fisheries & Wildlife manages the property.
Southern Maine – York, Cumberland
Directions from nearest town
DeLorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer Map 5, B-3. From Raymond, take Route 85 toward Webbs Mills for 4 miles, turning right on Egypt Road. Two miles up the road, a woods trail leads into Morgan Meadow on the left. There is also access to the land off North Raymond Road, 1.25 miles north of the eastern end of Egypt Road.