There are many great resources available when you’re planning a visit to Maine’s woods and waters. We’ve listed a few of them below. You can also check out FSM’s individual project pages for links to more information.
Maine Trail Finder: This website lets you find trails throughout the state where you can walk/hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, mountain bike, and paddle.
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, “Find Parks & Lands“: This website, maintained by the state of Maine, allows you to search for parks and public lands, or sort your search by activity or location.
Find a Maine Guide: This website lets you search for registered, professional Maine Guides for fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, and outdoor recreation.
Books: Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) guide books; North Woods Walks by Christopher Keene.
Other resources: Town or local chamber websites, clubs (such as snowmobile clubs), community or town forests, land trusts.
Always remember to use common sense when venturing out and be respectful of the land and other visitors.
Most of Maine’s land is privately owned and these landowners allow us the privilege of using and enjoying their lands. Please show your appreciation for this opportunity by keeping off of muddy roads, carrying out your trash, and being a considerate visitor.
- Keeping Maine’s Forests has some great tips on how to best enjoy your trip to the Maine Woods. Maine Woods brochure 2016
- You can even join Maine’s Outdoor Partners Landowner Relations Program for an annual fee of $15. Members agree to be courteous and responsible land users. Your fee supports landowner relations programs and this longstanding tradition of public access, while you receive special discounts at several sporting goods stores and reduced or waived entrance fees to participating venues.