Midcoast Conservancy and our volunteers manage more than 95 miles of trails on properties stretching from Knox, Freedom, and Montville south to properties in Newcastle and Alna and east to Friendship. Private campsites and rustic huts are available for you with a reservation at Hidden Valley Nature Center, 1000 acres of accessible wilderness with a nearly 30-mile network of trails in Jefferson. Click here for our 2019 stewardship update!

If you enjoy paddling and camping, reserve the campsite on the Spectacle Islands on beautiful Damariscotta Lake, a 20 minute paddle from the public boat launch in Jefferson. Spectacle Islands is a carry-in carry-out site, open to the public during the day. Fantastic kayaking and canoeing abounds for adventurous types. Make your own trail here!

We protect 13.4 miles of Medomak River shoreline for the benefit of the shellfish economy, recreation and a healthy watershed. Paddling opportunities abound on the river, in Muscongus Bay and on several preserves.

There are points of entry for paddling on Sheepscot Pond and Long Pond in addition to several other lakes and ponds in the watershed. Midcoast Conservancy is seeking opportunities for access to the Sheepscot River to provide for new paddling opportunities on this stunning waterway.

Click here to watch “Sheepscot River Stories,” filmmaker Charles Stuart’s beautiful portrait of the Sheepscot River and the work Midcoast Conservancy is doing to protect it.