Residents of Bath, one of Maine’s most densely populated communities, are now within walking distance of a 96-acre preserve with dramatic 100-foot cliffs, spectacular water views in three directions, and a half-a-mile of shore frontage on the Kennebec River. Thorne Head provides much-needed open space in a region that has traditionally scored low in statewide Read More
Maine is home to many iconic species of wildlife—the Common Loon, black bears, Canada lynx, Osprey, and of course, moose! Exploring Maine's outdoors often offers you a glimpse of these beautiful creatures. Learn more about Maine wildlife in our Creature Feature. Explore these locations for a chance to see Maine's wildlife up close. Please remember to leave their nests, dens, and young offspring alone if you come across them while exploring.
Eight miles east of Ellsworth, Route One crosses a river that divides Taunton and Frenchman bays. This is the site of Tidal Falls (or Sullivan Falls), the region’s most dramatic reversing falls. Here, the fast-moving Taunton River attracts osprey, blue herons, bald eagles and seals, as well as many human visitors drawn to the rush 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
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
Woodward Cove is located in Eastern Brunswick and is made up of soft sand, which becomes a walkable mudflat when the tide goes out. Recently, softshell clams have been showing up in the cove, to the surprise of many, as clam populations are down around the state due to the introduction of the invasive green Read More
Worthley Pond, a 375-acre great pond 10 miles west of Livermore Falls, offers boating and angling opportunities in an attractive setting near Black Mountain. Recreational access to this pond is now guaranteed, through the state’s acquisition of a small boat access site. Grants from the Land for Maine’s Future Program and the U.S. Fish & Read More