Hiking

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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 927-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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Monroe Island, Owls Head

Located in Owls Head, this 225-acre island preserve boasts classic Maine coast scenery, including small protected landings, two welcoming campsites, and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay from bold bedrock cliffs.

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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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Lookout Rock, Brooksville

This 17-acre preserve showcases a 244-foot highpoint with panoramic views of Eggemoggin Reach, Penobscot Bay, and beyond.

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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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Great Gott, Tremont

This 59-acre island preserve off of MDI’s Bass Harbor features gentle hiking trails, wildlife viewing opportunities, and pleasant coastal scenery.

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Treat Island, Eastport

Located between Eastport and Lubec in the deep waters of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook bays, Treat Island has a rich history and abounds in natural beauty.

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Hamilton Cove, Lubec

This 1,225-acre preserve in Lubec provides people of all ages opportunities to experience a rugged coastal landscape of cobble beaches, sheer cliffs, and rocky promontories.

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Saddleback Island, Stonington

This 78-acre Merchant Row island preserve features stunning coastal scenery for daytime and overnight visitors alike.

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Harriman Point, Brooklin

In Brooklin, Harriman Point’s beaches boast spectacular views across Blue Hill Bay to Mount Desert Island. Welcome to Blue Hill Peninsula’s largest continuous stretch of coastline open to the public.

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Marshall Island, Unorganized Territories

Ed Woodsum Preserve encompasses all of 985-acre Marshall Island, one of the largest undeveloped islands on America’s eastern seaboard and home to remote campsites, rugged trails, and picturesque sand beaches.

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Head Harbor, Isle au Haut

This 72-acre preserve abuts Acadia National Park’s Isle au Haut section and features secluded hiking trails and breathtaking scenery.

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Boot Head, Lubec

Boot Head in Lubec features moss-lined paths to coastal bogs, cobble beaches and rocky promontories that offer stunning views of Maine’s Bold Coast.