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
Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Maine is beautiful during every season, but winter is the perfect time to head outside to explore the state's public lands. These locations allow cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Shackford Head, with 2.5 miles of undeveloped shoreline marked by pebble beaches, natural arches, and sheltered coves, provides a wonderful vantage point from which to survey the Canadian islands of Campobello and Grand Manan as well as West Quoddy Head. The state’s purchase of this headland in 1989 ensured that the land would never again Read More
At the town line between Brunswick and Harpswell on Route 123, a panoramic view opens out on both sides of the roadway, with historic farm structures flanked by wide fields leading down to tidal marshes and open water. These lands lie in the narrow isthmus at the top of Harpswell Neck, situated on a historic 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
The easement held by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife protects the farm’s significant ecological values and ensures that the public will have access to portions of the property that do not intrude on the farmstead. Hikers can enjoy more than 2.5 miles of trails up Bell’s and Crane mountains, with outcrops that 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