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    GPMCT earns national accreditation!

    Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust is one of 25 land trusts nationwide to be awarded first-time accreditation in August from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. “We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to conserving amazing local places for people and wildlife,” said GPMCT Executive Director Cheri Domina. […]

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    2014 Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Challenge

    Looking for a fun new running challenge and a way to support local trails? GPMCT and Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) are combining trail races in 2014 for the 2nd annual Downeast Double Trouble Trail Race Challenge. These races will be held one weekend apart, with the GPMCT Wildlands Trail Race on Sunday, October 26 and […]

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    Adopt a Path

    The Wildlands Adopt-a-Path program has three more trails available! If you or your group would like to maintain the Esker Path, Dead River Picnic Path or Baker Brook campsite path for the 2014/15 season, contact Steward Brian Keegstra, brian@greatpondtrust.org or 207 812-2044 for the details.

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    Outdoor Photo Contest!

    Check out our Gallery for a peek at the 2013 Outdoor Photo Contest winners and runners-up! Congrats all! Photos will appear in GPMCT’s 2015 calendar, on sale this summer! Want your photo to appear in the 2016 calendar, and be eligible for prize drawings? Our theme for this year’s entries is ON THE WATER - take photos of your most […]

The Wildlands

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust purchased the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in 2005, and added another 200 acres in 2012/13. GPMCT manages the Wildlands for wildlife habitat, recreation, education and sustainable forestry. The property is open to the public year-round for a variety of uses.

Visit the About the Wildlands page to get an overview on the Wildlands property and its purchase, and allowable uses.

Visit the Wildlands Maps and Guidelines page to download a Wildlands map or a hiking guide, or to link to the Bucksport Family Snowmobile Club map.

Have a question about how the Wildlands is managed or what’s there? At the Wildlands Policies and Plans page, you can download our Hunting Policy or look at our Natural Resource Inventory or Wildlands Management Plan.

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Wildlands maps are available online on the Wildlands Maps & Guidelines page or at the Wildlands gates, when we can stock them. NEW this summer, get your 18×20″ full color Wildlands Trail Guide, with a big map, trail descriptions and fun family adventures. To get your copy, send $3 and an SASE to GPMCT, PO Box […]

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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 LB Clues-FullPage. Inside the wooden letterbox, you’ll find a waterproof box with supplies for recording your visit. Follow the […]

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The Wildlands is open for camping year-round at two designated campsites. Baker Brook is only about a mile’s hike from North Gate, and is suitable for small or large 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 Gate, and is ideal […]

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Discover Wildlands Hiking – 15 miles of gravel trails 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 Guidelines page […]

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Find it

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 […]

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