Mount Blue

Mount Blue, Maine. Photo: Jerry and Marcy MonkmanPhoto credit: Jerry & Marcy Monkman

In December 2001, The Trust for Public Land helped the Department of Conservation (DOC) acquire 2,468 acres as an addition to Mt. Blue State Park. Thes property, which abuts the State Park on three sides, includes a 1,298-foot peak known as Hedgehog Hill and approximately half of the Park's popular 20-mile Multi-use Trail. In March 2002, we assisted DOC with the purchase of two additional parcels, together totaling approximately 800 acres. The addition of a 376-acre parcel to the Park's Webb Lake unit expands camping opportunities near the lake, and provides a buffer against development pressures. The second parcel, totaling 421 acres, lies adjacent to the Park and includes a key snowmobile corridor and access to a scenic stretch of East Brook. Funding for these acquisitions was provided by the Land for Maine's Future Program, the Forest Legacy Program the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, and private contributors.

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