Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hiking Mount Agamenticus, Maine

Mount Agamenticus is located near the coast of Maine south of Portland.  It is an easily climbed mountain that offers tremendous views.  A recent news article provides lots of information about the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region. 
"The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region encompasses more than 10,000 acres of coastal woods and hills in southern York County, representing the largest intact parcel of coastal forest between Acadia National Park and the Pine Barrens in New Jersey.

Because of its location, the mountain's environment "is a unique mixing ground for a number of southern and northern species of plant and animal life that are at the limits of their ranges," said Robin Kerr, conservation coordinator for the region, which is a cooperative of eight public and private landowners.  The location, large area of undeveloped land and abundant wetlands combine to provide habitat for dozens of rare, threatened and endangered species. Nine rare natural communities exist here, including vernal pools, oak-hickory forests and floating kettle-hole bogs."
Read the rest of the article in "Hiking: A day well worth the climb", Maine Sunday Telegram, July 4, 2010.  Click here to learn more about hiking in Maine.

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