Looking for some great new places to discover? Between the stunning coastline and spectacular rivers and mountains in the northern region of the state, it can be hard for Maine people and visitors alike to choose where and how to spend our precious summer days, and our snowy opportunities. We have some excellent suggestions for you! Hiking, biking, birding, paddling, camping—the list goes on and on.

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Explore Maine

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Explore Maine: 45.253783, -69.445469

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(116 LMF Locations)                    (47 Staff & Board Picks)                  (37 Public Reserved Lands)

Explore Maine’s Great Outdoors Visit our Explore Maine web pages that highlight books, blogs, and much more, all by NRCM members. You’ll also find tips on exploring places throughout the state where you can bike, canoe, swim, watch wildlife, and more. Order your copy at nrcm@nrcm.org or read it online at www.nrcm.org/our-maine/publications/explore-maine. And, if you know of places in your town where you think it would be good to share a few copies, let us know and we’ll send you some!

Some suggestions include treasured Land for Maine’s Future locations, indicated by blue pin markers.

Maine’s Public Reserved Lands include spectacular places to hike, camp, watch wildlife, paddle, fish, and much more. These sites are marked with orange pin markers and are lands in the public trust, yet they continue to be threatened by the governor’s proposal to overharvest the big, old trees found in many of these areas that provide important habitat and make these places special. Learn more about Maine’s Public Reserved Lands and start planning your visits today! View an alphabetical list of Maine Public Reserved Lands.

NRCM Staff and Board Picks! These sites are marked with green pin markers and include dozens of new locations, descriptions about why each place is special, and tips for how to make the most of your visit. Be sure to click on the colored circles, which zoom in on additional sites in that region. See an alphabetical list of NRCM staff and board picks.