Located within 20 miles of more than one-quarter million people, Morgan Meadow offers a remarkably wild setting–with nearly a thousand acres of unbroken woodland and a 100-acre freshwater wetland. The property provides a significant natural sanctuary in the midst of development spreading out from Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn. Morgan Meadow shelters old-growth white pine and Read More
What a great way to explore Maine! Here are some trails that you can enjoy while riding on horseback. Some of these trails are also open to ATVs and snowmobiles, so be alert while riding on these paths.
Thanks to persistent work by a coalition of conservation groups and governmental entities, wildlife and human visitors can enjoy in perpetuity more than 9,500 acres of protected land on and around “Mount A,” a 691-foot monadnock that rises from the coastal plains of southern York County. The Agamenticus area holds the greatest species diversity in Read More
Straddling a half-mile along the Narraguagus River, the 221 acres surrounding Little Falls supports some of the highest densities of juvenile Atlantic salmon found in the river’s lower reaches. The Narraguagus still supports a run of native Atlantic salmon, and is one of eight rivers where the species is federally listed as endangered. With support Read More
When rails and ties were pulled up along the old Maine Central Railroad line between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft in 1993, area residents began to claim this rail trail (Four Seasons Adventure Trail) for their own. There are no other public lands in the area and people were eager to have a convenient site for outdoor Read More
Location: In and around Dead River Township, on the northern shore of Flagstaff Lake, Somerset County Description: The Dead River Public Reserved Land parcel is located on the northern shores of Flagstaff Lake. The parcel contains a popular fishing and camping spot called The Big Eddy below Long Falls Dam, as well as a number Read More
The Sawyer Mountain Highlands rise more than 1,000 feet over the floodplains of the Saco, Ossipee, and Little Ossipee Rivers, supporting a diverse array of natural features. High ledges offer views out to Casco Bay and the White Mountains. For more than a decade, the Francis Small Heritage Trust (FSHT) has worked to conserve the natural Read More
With southern Maine’s landscape becoming more developed, the remaining large tracts of open space are an increasingly critical resource for wildlife and watershed protection. To conserve key lands in the Sebago Lake watershed Loon Echo Land Trust (LELT) asked the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program to help fund creation of a 1,558-acre Sebago Headwaters Preserve around Read More