Wildlife Watching and Birding

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maine-woods-waters-8196-108Lily Bay State Park

Since the time of the earliest inhabitants, Moosehead Lake has been a location popular for fishing, hunting and a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Wildlife viewing, hiking, boating, swimming, fishing and camping are some of the many available activities at this location. Fee.

maine-woods-waters-8193-54Little Moose Unit Bureau of Parks and Lands

This 15,000 acre tract of public land is located west of Greenville, in Moosehead Junction and Big Moose Townships (unorganized). The forested land is flat to gently rolling and includes most of the Little Moose Mountain range with steep slopes, rocky streams, and remote ponds. Visitors may enjoy hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and camping in this seemingly remote setting. Free.

maine-woods-waters-8220-111Mount Kineo

Mount Kineo is an 800 foot mountain of rhyolite that rises dramatically from the deepest portion of Moosehead Lake. This was a location known well to the Native Americans who traveled great distances to Kineo for the hard rock with flint-like qualities that was used for tools and arrowheads.

maine-woods-waters-8200-95Peaks Kenny State Park

Tucked away along the shore of Sebec Lake, this park is an undiscovered gem of the state park system. Campers may enjoy a relaxing family-oriented experience in this setting with 56 wooded sites that serve to promote privacy. The entire park covers 813 acres and includes flush toilets, a beach, bath house with showers, lifeguard, and picnic area in the day use portion of the park. Ten miles of hiking trails run throughout the park and are not heavily used. This clean and well-maintained park has some of the highest quality water in Maine. Park is located 4.5 miles from the nearest medical and service center. Fee.

maine-woods-waters-8201-113Pleasant River Walk

The 3.2 mile historic Pleasant River Walk is located on the east bank of the Pleasant River between Brownville Village and Brownville Junction. This is considered a hiking trail, not an easy path, indicating that there is some level of difficulty to complete this walk. Along this portion of the Pleasant River the water is fairly flat punctuated by boulders and multiple inlets. The trail is narrow through relatively flat terrain with some rocks and roots to negotiate. Along the trail one will find scenic views of the river, benches for resting, and a variety of flora and fauna. Sign markers identify mileage on the route. Free.