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Devil's™ Head - St. Croix International WaterwayGuidelines for Use of LMF Properties
The City of Calais and the St. Croix International Waterway Commission were able to conserve the highest headland in Downeast Maine, Devilâ€™s Head, with significant help from the Land for Maineâ€™s Future Program, the Maine Coastal Program, Maine Department of Conservation, Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund and others. Devilâ€™s Head, which towers 340 vertical feet above the St. Croix estuary, is reached by a trail that offers exceptional views of the international coastline and St. Croix Island, the site of the first French settlement in North America (1604).
The propertyâ€™s 315 acres of upland, forest and marsh provide abundant opportunities for low-impact recreation, nature study and outdoor education. Visitors can enjoy more than 20 native tree species, nesting osprey, many migratory birds and a wide variety of indigenous mammals. The headland also has abundant marine life along a mile of shoreline, marked by a sandy beach and a 25-foot tidal range.
The protection of Devilâ€™s Head is complemented by the recent creation of a 330-acre preserve, Ganong Nature and Marine Park, on the estuaryâ€™s facing shore in New Brunswick, Canada.
Devilâ€™s Head is owned and managed by the City of Calais, under an agreement with the Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands that provides for its perpetual conservation and public use.
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