Fernald's Neck Preserve

Lincolnville, Maine

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Circumnavigate Fernald’s Neck while enjoying impressive old growth forests of pine and hemlock and miles of scenic Megunticook Lake shorefront. The 328-acre Fernald’s Neck Preserve occupies a sizeable portion of a large peninsula that juts out into the center of Megunticook Lake. Five color-coded trails combine for a wonderful tour of the property, with its 4 miles of pretty lakefront and great stands of mature forests. Owned and managed by the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Fernald’s Neck was protected for conservation in 1969, after the threat of development motivated local citizens to take serious action to preserve the natural beauty of this scenic gem as well as the water quality of the lake. The Nature Conservancy, which assisted with the conservation deal, became the owner of the initial 285 acres upon completion of the purchase.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

by Carey Michael Kish (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Circumnavigate Fernald’s Neck while enjoying impressive old growth forests of pine and hemlock and miles of scenic Megunticook Lake shorefront. The 328-acre Fernald’s Neck Preserve occupies a sizeable portion of a large peninsula that juts out into the center of Megunticook Lake. Five color-coded
trails combine for a wonderful tour of the property, with its 4 miles of pretty lakefront and great stands of mature forests.

Owned and managed by the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Fernald’s Neck was protected for conservation in 1969, after the threat of development motivated local citizens to take serious action to preserve the natural beauty of this scenic gem as well as the water quality of the lake. The Nature Conservancy, which assisted with the conservation deal, became the owner of the initial 285 acres upon completion of the purchase.

© 2015 Carey Michael Kish/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Lincolnville
Distance: 3.6
Elevation Gain: 265 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Gate locked each evening at 7:30pm
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Coastal Mountains Land Trust (coastalmountains.org; 207-236-7091)
Local Maps: USGS Lincolnville, Camden; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 14 (DeLorme); Fernald’s Neck Preserve (Coastal Mountains Land Trust)
Driving Directions: Directions to Fernald's Neck Preserve

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Apr 2018