Perch Pond Lot

Old Town, 7 miles from campus

841 acres

Owner: University of Maine

History: Perch Pond has become a popular local destination for outdoor recreation. In the past several years the property became a part of the Caribou Bog – Penjajawoc Project, a collaboration between the University of Maine, the Orono Land Trust, the ME Department of Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Forest Society of Maine. It is a permanently protected area.

Current Uses: The property hosts a network of trails that are often used by mountain bikers and are maintained in collaboration with the Penobscot Region chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (PNEMBA). PNEMBA is now grooming the mountain bike trails during the winter for fat tire biking. There are also opportunities for fishing in Perch Pond, hunting, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and geocaching on the property.