The Burnt Jacket Peninsula greets visitors arriving to Moosehead Lake from the south upon cresting Indian Hill as the Lake’s expanse unfolds before one’s eyes. The peninsula is a visual icon and Burnt Jacket defines the southern portion of the lake. The peninsula is roughly 5 miles north of the center of the Town of Greenville, a critically important gateway community to the Moosehead Lake region and Maine’s Great North Woods.
The Forest Society of Maine (FSM), in concert with a devoted group of community leaders and residents connected to the Moosehead Lake region, are partnering with the landowner and a conservation buyer to acquire land on the Burnt Jacket Peninsula in Moosehead Lake. The vision is to develop to a Community Forest and Recreation Area on the property that would be used for education and recreation and have the woodlands sustainably managed, possibly with the involvement of local students.