Maine Wildlife and Conservation Areas

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Here is a list including some of Maine’s most beautiful conservation and wildlife areas located throughout the State. Also listed are some points of interest ranging from our iconic lighthouses to our Wildlife Park and a zoo.

Acadia National Park, Mount Dessert Island, ME
“The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast.”

Baxter State Park, Millinocket, ME – Home of Mount Katahdin
“To protect the natural resources of the Park for their intrinsic value and for the enjoyment of present and future generations.”

DEW Haven, Mt. Vernon, ME
“Seasonal wildlife sanctuary and working farm with over 200 animals, including many exotic cats.”

Kisma Preserve, Mt. Desert, ME
“Dedicated to exotic animal care and education for over 25 years”

Maine Audubon Centers and Sanctuaries (Various Locations)
“Works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages in education, conservation and action.”

Maine’s Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (Various Locations)
“Primary focus is restoring and managing colonies of nesting seabirds.”

Maine Lighthouses, (Various Locations)

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME
“Maine Maritime Museum is a coastal Maine attraction offering many opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture.”

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Maine State Aquarium, West Boothbay, ME

Maine Wildlife Park, Gray, ME
“Reserve with more than 30 species of Maine wildlife.”

Moosehead Lake Region, Greenville, ME

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Baileysville, ME
“Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge is one of the northernmost National Wildlife Refuges in the Atlantic Flyway, a migratory route that follows the eastern coast of North America.”

Mt. Desert Oceanarium, Southwest Harbor, ME
“Teaching aquarium, lobster hatchery and salt march tours.”

Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg, ME
“Bordering the south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Popham Beach State Park is truly one of Maine's rare geologic landforms that features a long stretch of sand beach.”

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, ME
“Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds.”

Rangeley Lakes, Rangeley, ME

York’s Wild Kingdom, York Beach, ME
“Zoo and amusement park”
 
Last but not least - Ask First
Most of the land in Central & Southern Maine is privately owned.  Even if land is not visibly posted, it’s best to ask permission before hunting, fishing, hiking or using someone else’s property.  You can check out land ownership e.g. names of owners through town offices

For more information, other conservation areas or points of interest please visit the State of Maine Bureau of Tourism

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