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Back Cove, Swan’s Island

Located on a quiet cove near the center of Swans Island, this 99-acre forested preserve is home to many wildlife species.

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Old Pond, Hancock

Two parcels located on a secluded cove in Youngs Bay, this 57-acre coastal preserve in Hancock features extensive marshes and adjacent uplands that host a broad diversity of flora and fauna.

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Sheep Island, Owls Head

Located in Owls Head, this 76-acre island lures both daytime and overnight visitors to its picturesque cobble beaches and coastal scenery.

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Buckle Island Harbor, Swan’s Island

This 84-acre preserve features picnic spots and intimate views of a secluded harbor on the western shore of Swans Island.

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Stone Barn Farm, Bar Harbor

Featuring a historic Mount Desert Island farm, this 128-acre preserve is surrounded by scenic fields and pleasant forests that lead to Northeast Creek.

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Seaduck Point, Beals Island

Encompassing one-third of Beals Island, this 168-acre forested preserve welcomes visitors to its secluded beach bounded by granite shores.

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Weskeag, South Thomaston

A mosaic of forests, wetlands, fields, and shrubland, this 132-acre preserve in South Thomaston abuts other conservation areas along the banks of one of the region’s most ecologically-rich saltwater marshes.

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Forbes Pond, Gouldsboro

Wildlife-rich wetland habitats of Forbes Pond form the centerpiece of this 980-acre preserve in Gouldsboro that lures wildlife enthusiasts and anglers throughout the year.

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Clark Island, Saint George

Accessible by foot, this bridged island in Saint George features a 124-acre preserve with wide, easy, mowed grass and gravel trails leading to attractive beaches, a rock quarry, and through a diversity of wildlife habitats.

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Loring Cove, Perry

This 13-acre preserve invites visitors to explore a secluded cove and gravel beach on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay.

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Bamford, Saint George

Located on the Saint George peninsula, this 37-acre preserve features vernal pools, extensive wetlands, a perennial stream, and beautiful views of Long Cove.

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Woodward Point, Brunswick

Located in Brunswick, this 87.5-acre preserve invites visitors to explore its trails in search of wildlife and picturesque scenes of northern Casco Bay.

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Sipp Bay, Perry

Located in a northern corner of Cobscook Bay in the town of Perry, this coastal preserve features stunning views and ample wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Tills Point, Penobscot

Located in Penobscot, this lovely 49-acre preserve offers sweeping views of the Bagaduce River and conservation lands in all directions.

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Babson Creek, Somesville

This 36-acre preserve in Somesville features meadows, salt marsh, and a small wooded area that attracts wildlife throughout the year. 

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Whaleboat Island, Harpswell

The largest wild island in Casco Bay, Whaleboat’s scenic campsites, rocky shoreline, gravel beaches, and expansive meadow invite endless exploration.