Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park

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Holbrook Island Sanctuary
Maine State Park
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Hancock
Town Brooksville
Elevation 59 ft (18 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°21′19″N 68°47′49″W / 44.35528°N 68.79694°W / 44.35528; -68.79694Coordinates: 44°21′19″N 68°47′49″W / 44.35528°N 68.79694°W / 44.35528; -68.79694 [1]
Area 1,345 acres (544 ha) [2]
Established 1971
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Location in Maine
Website: Holbrook Island Sanctuary

Holbrook Island Sanctuary is a publicly owned nature preserve with recreational features occupying 1,345 acres (544 ha) on Penobscot Bay in the town of Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine. The site includes upland forest and meadows, wetland marshes and ponds, and rocky mainland shores in addition to off-shore Holbrook Island. The state park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry[3]

History[edit]

The park was established in 1971 when Anita Harris donated to the state 1,230 acres (500 ha) of the holdings she had been acquiring in Brooksville since the 1960s. In accordance with Harris's wishes, the park has been maintained in its original state with minimal modern improvements.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park has 11 miles (18 km) of old trails for hiking and cross-country skiing that traverse a variety of coastal habitats.[4] The park also offers swimming, kayaking, and fishing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Holbrook Island Sanctuary". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "State Parks, State Historic Sites and Public Reserved Lands" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. September 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Holbrook Island Sanctuary". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Sarnacki, Aislinn (2017). Family Friendly Hikes in Maine. Down East Books. pp. 94–99. ISBN 9781608935857. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 

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