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    To the Summit! Campaign a success

    THANK YOU for helping us reach the summit! Just as 2013 ended, we reached our campaign goal of $750,000 to purchase 200 acres atop Orland’s Great Pond Mountain, connecting the two Wildlands sections and conserving the mountain’s summit forever! The To the Summit! campaign was announced to the public on June 29, 2013, and by […]

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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 […]

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    Please give to our Annual Appeal!

    You can help conserve land, water and wildlife habitat in northwestern Hancock County, Maine, by joining or donating to Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust today!

The Wildlands

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust purchased the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in 2005, and is adding 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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Maps

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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Letterboxing

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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Baker Brook Shelter

Camping

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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Hiking

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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SouthGate

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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