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    Bird Walk on the Wild(lands) Side

    GPMCT joins forces with Downeast Audubon, Saturday, June 13, 7:30 am for a morning of late spring birding in the Wildlands, led by Executive Director Cheri Domina. We’ll hear and see a plethora of warblers, thrushes, flycatchers and more in a variety of habitats. Meet at the South Gate on Rte. 1 to carpool, making stops […]

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    Annual Meeting & Wild Seed Project program, July 12

    GPMCT’s 22nd annual meeting, Sunday, July 12, 4-6 pm at Alamoosook Lakeside Inn, will feature Heather McCargo of the Wild Seed Project (see Events page for details) speaking on landscaping to support wild plant survival. Bring potluck finger foods; there will be a cash bar. Program will be followed by a brief business meeting with elections […]

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    Please join us in conserving special places in northwestern Hancock County. Become a member! For maximum impact, consider automatic monthly giving – be a Conservation Leader. Click the button to donate online, or go to our Ways of Giving Page to download a 2014/15 Membership Form!

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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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Baker Brook Shelter


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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