Location: West of Millinocket, Penobscot County
Description: The Nahmakanta unit is 43,000 acres and includes forest, mountains, and 24 great ponds. Fishing is popular on the great ponds. Pollywog Gorge is a popular destination for visitors to the land, with a mile-high drop down to the scenic gorge. Nine miles of the Appalachian Trail cross through the Nahmakanta Public Reserved Land unit, and there are numerous other hiking trails to enjoy. Within Nahmakanta is an 11,082-acre Ecological Reserve, established to protect Maine’s biological diversity, among other purposes. Nahmakanta is part of a 500,000-acre assortment of conserved land, which includes Baxter State Park.
Activities: Hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, ATV riding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and observing wildlife can all be a part of your trip to Nahmakanta. Visit Maine Trail Finder to learn more about hiking within Nahmakanta, including the popular Tumbledown Dick Trail, a 5-mile trail that includes ponds and a waterfall.
For More Information: Visit Nahmakanta’s Maine Public Reserved Lands website, where you can find more information on the history of the unit, services, and facilities, including a brochure on the unit.