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Driving Directions to the Wildlands:

To South Gate, Rte. 1, East Orland: From downtown Bucksport, follow Rte. 1 north 8 miles to Wildlands South Gate (just south of Rte. 176 intersection). From Blue Hill peninsula, follow Rte. 15 north to Rte. 1, turn right, follow Rte. 1 north for 3.9 miles. From downtown Ellsworth, follow Rte. 1 south 11 miles to South Gate, just past the Rte. 176 intersection.

To North Gate, North Orland: From Rte. 1A, Bangor Road in Ellsworth, head west on Winkumpaugh Road and travel to the end (about 5.5 miles), then turn left onto Bald Mountain Road, go 0.2 miles to North Gate. From Rte. 46 in Bucksport, head east on Mast Hill Road at Hancock Pond; take the 3rd left onto Bald Mountain Road (0.5 miles); travel 2.9 miles, gate will be on right. If you hit Winkumpaugh Road, you’ve gone too far.

To Dead River Gate, East Orland: From downtown Bucksport, follow Rte. 1 north 6 miles, turn left on Hatchery Road in East Orland, drive 1.2 miles to the Hatchery. Horse trailers park here. Continue through the Hatchery Parking lot, 0.5 miles on Don Fish Road (dirt road) to Dead River Gate. From Blue Hill peninsula, follow Rte. 15 north to Rte. 1, turn right, follow Rte. 1 north for about 1.3 miles, turn left on Hatchery Road (follow instructions above). From downtown Ellsworth, follow Rte. 1 south 13 miles, turn right on Hatchery Road (follow instructions above).

To download Wildlands trail maps and guidelines, visit our Maps and Guidelines Page.

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