Midcoast Conservancy manages more than 60 miles of trails on properties stretching from Knox, Freedom, and Montville south to properties in Newcastle and Alna. 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.

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

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.