Plum Creek has created the largest conservation easement and conservation fee acquisition project ever for the Moosehead Lake Region and is working with the State of Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands to define new trail development. Plum Creek is not the devil - there are a lot of good things in the works for the region that won't, in my opinion, change the hiking experience of visitors to places like Big Moose Mountain: it will enhance it.
The hiking experience may improve - but with that will come increased development. While the outlook seems better than it did say 4 years ago, one can only hope that Moosehead does not become the next Winnipesaukee.
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