Lily Bay State Park

Waterville, Maine

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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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by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

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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Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Waterville
Best Times: Summer is best. Try to visit anytime from June through September.
Local Contacts: Lily Bay State Park
Local Maps: DeLorme: Maine Atlas and Gazetteer: Page 41, C3
Driving Directions: Directions to Lily Bay State Park

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