Conserved as part of a larger effort to protect Maine’s beautiful coastline, Head of Estuaries is a wetland that started the Mason Bay Conservation Area, a group of conservation projects that includes 260 acres of freshwater and inner tidal wetlands, as well as 630 acres of uplands, protecting more than 5.5 miles of saltwater shore Read More
These locations have restricted access to certain areas from the months of April to August when birds are nesting. This is to protect the birds and their eggs. Please check with the location to ensure that you stay out of marked protected areas during this time.
Fast-growing residential growth along Casco Bay has fragmented and destroyed much wildlife habitat. For the species that remain, the undeveloped islands in the eastern Bay provide a critical resource. The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program has helped to protect three of these islands: 11-acre Mark, 27-acre Flag, and 125-acre Whaleboat. Mark Island is one Read More
Ferry Beach State Park, named for the site where passengers were once ferried across the Saco River, offers local residents and visitors sweeping views of white sand beaches between the Saco River and Pine Point. The 117-acre day-use park has picnic tables, guided nature programs, and nature trails (that introduce visitors to the park’s special Read More
With a long expanse of white sand and views out to the rocky shores of Prouts Neck, Scarborough Beach is an attractive setting for swimming, walking, and picnicking. Surfers routinely ride its combers in and surf-casters ply the waters for striped bass and blue fish. In wintertime, local residents come to skate on Massacre Pond, Read More
Sand beaches are a rare geological feature in downeast Maine, making this mile-long spit off Lubec even more unusual. It parallels the shore between West Quoddy State Park and the town of Lubec and can be seen from both settings. An extensive salt marsh lies along its landward side with a unique raised peatland known Read More