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Almost every New England habitat type is represented on Maine State Parks and Public Lands. There is so much to explore! Bring you camera, your drawing pad, your field glasses, and renew yourself in the wonders of nature.
- Bogs full of peat moss and carnivorous plants! Great Heath Public Lands
- Bold Coast headlands and historic lighthouses; Quoddy Head State Park
- Coastal beaches, both sand and rocky; Popham Beach State Park and Reid State Park
- Hawk-watching at its best during spring; Bradbury Mountain State Park
- Hemlock Forests of mature and stately grace; Vaughan Woods State Park
- Inland swamps; one with Tupelo Trees and nearby oceanfront sand beach; Ferry Beach State Park
- Landlocked salmon, loons, and lakeside sand beaches; Sebago Lake State Park
- Osprey nests, clamming opportunities, summertime daily educational programs; Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
- Rolling hills and mountains near beautiful lakes; Mount Blue State Park and Tumbledown Public Lands
- Rolling hills of world renown overlooking the ocean; Camden Hills State Park
- River Corridors offering world-class paddling; Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Penobscot River Corridor
- Riverfront parks for both hiking and paddling; Androscoggin Riverlands State Park
- Waterfalls, caves and Appalachian Trail connections; Grafton Notch State Park and Mahoosuc Public Lands
Read the weekly Nature Note.
Check out the self-guided Natural Heritage Hikes on Maine's Parks and Lands and other locations throughout the state.
Visit the Nature Centers at:
Ferry Beach State Park
Mount Blue State Park
For both recreational and educational programs check out our Event Calendar
Our Kids Page and Teacher Resources pages are by popular request and will develop over time. Please check back often and send your comments and notes about your educational discoveries on Maine's State Parks and Public Lands to the Interpretive Specialist.