Maine has a unique tradition of forestland owners providing public access to private lands for recreational enjoyment.
Public access benefits the tens of thousands of people who visit Maine’s forestlands each year. Visitors to Maine’s North Woods can experience the extraordinary outdoor activities offered by the land like cross-country skiing, hunting, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, canoeing, and snowshoeing.
Residents and visitors alike can:
- paddle or fish more than 5,000 lakes and ponds, major rivers, and thousands of miles of smaller streams
- enjoy hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and more
- view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas and visit North Woods communities surrounded by the largest contiguous forest east of the Rocky Mountains
Find Places to Explore in Maine’s North Woods
Learn More About the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail in Maine
FSM is made up of people who enjoy spending time outdoors and care about the future of this great forest. You can help FSM conserve Maine’s woods and waters.