Chosen By: Lisa Pohlmann, NRCM CEO Location: Whiting, Washington County Description: The wildlife-rich waters of Cobscook Bay surround this 888-acre park on three sides, providing opportunities to watch birds and observe the ebb and flow of the region’s impressive tides. Cobscook, the Maliseet-Passamaquoddy tribal word for “boiling tides,” aptly describes this setting where the tidal Read More
Backcountry camping refers to camping done in locations that aren't near roads. This type of camping is done in locations that are not accessible by motorized access, usually they are reached by foot or canoe/kayak, and are often hours from any development.
Location: Accessed through Winter Harbor, Hancock County Description: It’s a one-way scenic drive along the tree-lined, rocky coast that is very popular with bicyclists and motorists alike, yet serene and devoid of crowds. Frazer Point, a picnic area right on the ocean, offers tables, fire pits, and panoramic views. Cadillac Mountain, one of the better Read More
Tunk Lake Area, including Donnell Pond and Spring River Lake Location: In and around Township 10 SD, 12 miles east of Ellsworth, Hancock County Description: The Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land unit includes mountains, pristine lakes, and remote ponds all spread out over 14,000 acres in eastern Maine. There are sites for camping along the pond’s beaches, Read More
A Land for Maine’s Future program grant enabled the Maine Department of Conservation (DOC) to acquire 789 acres of mature woodland and 5 miles of undeveloped lake frontage adjoining its 12,900-acre Seboeis Lake Public Reserved Land. The State’s “Wildlands Lake Assessment” rated Seboeis Lake as of “statewide significance,” due to its sparsely developed shores and Read More
Since 1992, the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program has funded five projects along Spednic Lake and the upper St. Croix River, working with the Province of New Brunswick to preserve an exceptional, undeveloped corridor along the U.S.-Canada border. he LMF projects have protected more than 4,100 acres of land and 72 miles of shoreline Read More
Tinker Island, a prominent 430-acre landmark in Blue Hill Bay, has long been a popular destination for picnicking, beachcombing, camping, and hunting. Area residents grew concerned when both halves of the island were placed on the open market for a combined price of $3.5 million. The southern half, which had an approved 10-lot subdivision in Read More
The productive forestlands that extend from Moosehead Lake to the headwaters of the St. John River lie at the heart of Maine’s North Woods. This region bordering the legendary West Branch of the Penobscot River is rich in history, folklore, and tradition, and remains a vital resource today – providing timber that fuels the regional Read More