Location: Gray and New Gloucester, Cumberland County
Description: An oasis of undeveloped land ideal for outdoor recreation, the Pineland Public Reserved Land unit located in Gray-New Gloucester is 600 acres of forest and fields. The hilly area is ideal for hikers who want to explore one of two trails conveniently located off Route 231. The unit provides important habitat for Eastern Bluebirds, Eastern Meadowlarks, and American Kestrels, and visitors are also likely to see Wild Turkey, snowshoe hare, white-tail deer, and more, depending on the time of year.
At Pineland Farm: A trail system on 1,600 acres of rolling fields and forest. Many businesses, schools, a YMCA, an equestrian center, a conference facility, a cafeteria, and a Farmer’s Market and cafe occupy the 28 restored buildings, which now include a working dairy, beef, and egg farm, a cheese-making operation, and a hydroponic tomato business.
Activities: Hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and observing the wildlife. More information on the hiking trails can be found at Maine Trail Finder. Important to know: Dogs aren’t allowed on the trails.
For More Information: Visit Pineland’s Maine Public Reserved Lands website, where you can find more information on the history of the unit, and about services and facilities.