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Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
Encompassing 1,600 acres in Western Maine and bordered on one side by the Appalachian Trail, Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary offers a spectacular array of natural features, including old-growth forest, crystalline ponds, exposed mountain rocks and sweeping views.
A trailside nature center located on the shore of Sunrise Pond includes interactive displays and information about the area’s natural and human history. Accessible only by boat or on foot, Adirondack-style lodges on Sunset Pond accommodate retreats for adults and summer camp sessions for children.
Borestone’s three-mile trail to a rock summit and spectacular 360-degree views is especially popular during the fall foliage season. An annual Hikeathon raises funds to help care for the sanctuary.
Borestone's last timber harvest was in 1899, making it attractive habitat for certain wildlife. Some of Maine's most coveted warblers spend their summer here—Blackburnian, Cape May and bay-breasted nest in the coniferous canopy. Goshawks wing through the mature deciduous woods to prey on grouse. Pine martins are regularly seen by sanctuary staff.
Tree cavities provide nesting sites for raccoons, owls, woodpeckers and other species—sometimes in succession—while eagles, falcons and turkey vultures also can be seen soaring overhead.
A variety of mosses and lichens grow in wet areas and on rocks throughout the sanctuary. Wildflowers proliferate beside the trail in warmer months, and mushrooms in the early fall.
Bullfrogs, leopard frogs and red-spotted newts are common amphibians along the edges of Borestone’s three ponds, which are also home to beavers as well as dragonflies and other insects.
Dawn-dusk Memorial Day through the end of October.
Our sanctuaries and centers are a tribute to the generosity, commitment and active involvement of private individuals, foundations and corporations.
You, too, can become a steward - from clearing trails and leading nature walks, to donating land and funding - and by doing your part to help protect wildlife and wildlife habitat.
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