Many of the animals at the Maine Wildlife Park were brought here because they were injured or orphaned, or because they were human dependent - raised, sometimes illegally, in captivity. The Park serves as a permanent home for wildlife that cannot survive in the Wild. All kinds of animals are here for their protection and healing. And they're here for you to enjoy and learn more about. The Park runs many educational and family events.
Designed to harmonize with mountain, lake, and seashore, Maine's state park system is as varied as the state's landscape. Mountain trails, lakeside picnic tables, ocean beaches. In Maine, there are more than 30 state parks dedicated to the visitor's enjoyment; you'll find the people who manage them friendly and helpful. To plan your adventure, visit our search page that contains information about state parks, public reserved land and state historic sites.
Acadia National Park is located on the coast of Maine and encompasses 47,633 acres of granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline. Such diverse types of habitat make Acadia a haven for wildlife and plants.
Baxter State Park is a wilderness area of 202,064 acres, was a gift to the State of Maine by former Gov. Percival P. Baxter. In 1930 he made his first land purchase of 5,960 acres which included Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine.
Maine's Public Reserved Lands total more than a half million acres of wild lands and are managed for a variety of resource values including recreation, wildlife, and timber. Recreational opportunities include visiting some of Maine's most outstanding natural features. Camping, hiking, hunting and fishing in secluded locations bring a closer understanding of our outdoor heritage. Visitors need to be prepared for a rugged, remote backcountry experience. Plan your trip by visiting our search page. Please don't overestimate your abilities; public reserved land units are not staffed as state park or historic sites are and we want you to enjoy your trip. There are 29 "units" of Public Reserved Lands ranging in size from 500 to more than 43,000 acres and many other smaller scattered lots.