As you head northeast from Mt. Desert Island the rest of the world grows distant. Dramatic rocky headlands, countless uninhabited islands, broad estuaries and expansive salt marshes and tidal clam flats dominate the coast. You will discover small towns and working harbors nested in protected bays and docks piled high with lobster traps and commercial fishing gear. Yachts are rare and even working boats seem widely scattered in these expansive waters.
Inland, large tracts of quiet forests, freshwater wetlands, free-flowing rivers and blueberry barrens stretch before you. “Posted” and “No Trespassing” signs are still a rarity and it is part of the culture to feel free to explore and enjoy undeveloped lands. Hiking trails vary from faint rough game trails to old woods roads and even to some well maintained trails on conservation land.
It is important to the local economies that our summer residents and vacationing visitors treasure their memories of a part of the world that still retains its appealing regional identity. Pleasant River Wildlife Foundation and our partners are working to keep the natural beauty and integrity of the land intact, to maintain wildlife populations, to help communities retain a strong sense of place, and to ensure permanent public access to all of our lands.
PO Box 154 • Addison • Maine • 04606 • [email protected]