Lily Bay State Park, a 925-acre parcel on the east side of Moosehead Lake, presents in brief what the surrounding country has to offer. This is the gateway to the larger North Maine Woods. The park offers camping, hiking, boating, and, of course, birding. Campsites are spread out, and the crowding that often occurs at other parks rarely happens here. This is a great place to stay, spend time, and explore not only the park but also the surrounding area.
Boreal species are key at Lily Bay State Park. The park and surrounding woodlands hosts Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Spruce Grouse, and Black-backed Woodpecker. Additional species of interest sometimes seen around the park include Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Rusty Blackbird. And, of course, Common Loon inhabit Moosehead Lake. These are easily viewed from shore, and their nighttime calls figure prominently in the overall experience of spending time in Maine’s north woods.
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