All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, October 07, 2005

Maine's Second National Park?

The Fall 2005 issue of National Parks Magazine features an article on Maine's north woods—"the last great wilderness east of the Mississippi, a world of jaw-dropping wildlife encounters and staggering scenery."

Heidi Ridgley discusses the proposed 3.2-million-acre Maine Woods National Park and Preserve, and the concerns of Mainers who fear that access to the forest would be limited were it swallowed up by the National Park system. Ridgley addresses these concerns, but probably not to the satisfaction of those dead set against the proposal.

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