Wildlands maps are available online on the Wildlands Map & Guide page or at the Wildlands gates, when we can stock them. A 18×20″ full color Wildlands Map & Guide, with map, trail descriptions and information, is available at our office or at BookStacks in Bucksport. Cost is $3.99. To get one by mail, send $5.00 […]


Following an old European tradition, eight letterboxes have now been placed in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.  To find letterboxes, follow directions provided on cards at the North and South Gate kiosks, or download by clicking Letterbox Clues. Inside the wooden letterbox, you’ll find a waterproof box with supplies for recording your visit. Follow the […]


Camping in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands The Wildlands is open for camping year-round at two designated campsites, by reservation. Baker Brook is about a mile’s hike from North Gate, and is suitable for  groups, with a lean-to and 3-4 tent sites, plus a pit toilet and fire ring. Mitchville is about 1.5 miles from South […]


Discover Wildlands Hiking – 26 miles of multi-use trails and footpaths open year-round to hikers, bicyclists, equestrians and snowmobilers. To get away from it all, take a quiet footpath to the top of Flag Hill, the shore of Dead River, or the summit of kid-friendly Bump Hill. Dogs allowed ON LEASH. Visit our Maps and […]

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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 […]