Maine is the most forested state in the nation and boasts a shoreline approximately 3,500 miles in length. Over 6,000 lakes and ponds lie scattered across the state. Maine State Parks and Historic Sites, totaling 48 in number, showcase the beauty, wonder, and heritage of our state. State Public Reserved Lands, managed for multiple uses ranging from ecological protection and study to sustainable timber management, conserve nearly an additional 600,000 acres.
All of these protected places are open to and shared with the public. They are places of recreation, contemplation, inspiration, and fun. They serve important roles in our economy and they help sustain wildlife habitat and the ecological functions that keep Maine a truly special place.
Much more information on the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is available on the Bureau’s primary website.