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Morgan Meadow

Guidelines for Use of LMF Properties

Walking/Hiking Wildlife Observation/Study Cross-country skiing/Snow-shoeing Horseback Riding Dog-Walking Mountain Biking Hunting/Trapping Snowmobile Trails ATVs Swimming 

Project Description

Located within 20 miles of more than one-quarter million people, Morgan Meadow offers a remarkably wild settingâ??with nearly a thousand acres of unbroken woodland and a 100-acre freshwater wetland. The property provides a significant natural sanctuary in the midst of development spreading out from Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn. Morgan Meadow shelters old-growth white pine and one of Maineâ??s few known stands of black birch. Migratory waterfowl, deer and moose rely on the woodlands and wetlands, making it an attractive destination for wildlife-watching and hunting. Area residents use the informal trail network year-round, enjoying hikes, skiing and snowshoeing.

A century ago, settlers relied on Morgan Meadow for haying and firewood. Then, during the 1920s, a New York resident purchased the large tract as a retreat and built a cabin. In 1952, he sold the land and it was clear-cut over the following decade. Since then it has been managed sustainably and is now a high-quality forest.

The Maine Department for Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, which now manages the property has an online map available.