Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park
|Holbrook Island Sanctuary|
|Maine State Park|
|Elevation||59 ft (18 m) |
|Area||1,345 acres (544 ha) |
|Management||Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|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
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.
Activities and amenities
- "Holbrook Island Sanctuary". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "State Parks, State Historic Sites and Public Reserved Lands" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. September 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- "Holbrook Island Sanctuary". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- Sarnacki, Aislinn (2017). Family Friendly Hikes in Maine. Down East Books. pp. 94–99. ISBN 9781608935857. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
- Holbrook Island Sanctuary Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
- Holbrook Island Sanctuary Guide Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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