Forest Legacy Conservation Area

About Forest Legacy

Located in Adamstown, this 1272-acre property offers sweeping views of Cupsuptic and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes, and there’s over 3.3m of shoreline conserved forever.

The Forest Legacy Conservation Area is truly unique within our conservation lands. There’s a ten trail network on the west side of the lakes with opportunities for wildlife watching, swimming, and camping. There are several loop trails providing options for every level.

Wilderness campsites can be reserved through RLHT’s Cupsuptic Lake Park and Campground by calling (207) 864-5249.


Recreation Opportunities

Conservation Story

The 1,200 acre parcel was acquired by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust from a Timber company in 1994 utilizing federal conservation funds from the Forest Legacy Program. The property has been kept as a working forest and is managed for forest products production using sustainable forest techniques.


Being prepared means knowing where you are going before getting there. Pack a map, talk with hikers and look at trail apps. Choose equipment for comfort, weather, and safety. Plan the trip to match your time, skills, and abilities. 

We strive for one well-designed trail rather than many poorly chosen routes. Stay within the width of the trail and hike single file on durable surfaces, like rock and sand. They can withstand repeated use. Durable surfaces are less likely to erode. Vegetation, including the lichen that grows on rocks, is fragile and easily damaged by treads. 

Carry in, carry out. Please remove your pet’s waste.

Allow those who come after you the same sense of wonder by leaving flowers, rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts, and other objects of interest where they are. 

Permitted campfires are allowed in the established fire ring. State of Maine laws must be followed. 

When wildlife watching, we recommend using the  Rule of Thumb. Don’t touch, get near, feed, or pick up wild animals. Doing so causes them stress, and they may have a harmful disease to humans. 

Always be courteous to other visitors. Everyone deserves to enjoy a positive outdoor experience. Be mindful of your noise level, be a responsible pet owner, and enjoy the natural world. 



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Trail Map

Visit Maine Trail Finder for a map of this conservation area and trailside services. 

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