Dwight B. Demeritt Forest

Orono/Old Town, Maine
1478 acres

Owner: University of Maine

History: This land was leased and then deeded to the University to be managed by the Forestry Department in 1939. It is the closest of all holdings to campus. It is used as a demonstration, educational, and research facility, and is also heavily used for recreation.

General Description: This lot is comprised of mixed forest stands, fields, and water. It has been under management for over 50 years and extensive records are maintained regarding it’s history.

Current Uses: The Demeritt Forest is currently used for education, demonstrations, research, and recreation.

Potential Uses: Uses that are in line with the stated objectives of the Demeritt Forest are encouraged.


For access to a map of Demeritt trails, please click here.