Mast Landing Sanctuary,
Maine Audubon Society
- Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
- Map 6 C2
- To Get There:
- From Main Street in Freeport turn onto Bow Street directly across from the L.L. Bean store. Go one mile to Upper Mast Landing Road and turn left. Drive up the hill to the Mast Landing sanctuary sign posted on the right.
- Maine Audubon Society
- 118 US Route 1
- PO Box 6009
- Falmouth, ME 04105-6009
- (207) 781-2330
- Mast Landing Sanctuary in Freeport was created by a land donation in the
late 1960's from Mr and Mrs. Lawrence C.M. Smith of Freeport
(see also, Wolfs Neck SP).
It was once where the British Navy got their ship masts, hence the name.
Today itís a favorite bird sanctuary amongst birders.
- Mast Landing Sanctuary's open fields, apple orchards, alder
lowland, and mature pine and hemlock forest provide a pleasant
spot for walking, cross-country skiing and nature study. Mill
Stream cascades over an historic dam and mill site before flowing
into the tidal waters of the Harraseeket River. The sanctuary attracts
migrant shorebirds and songbirds and is a wonderful place to observe
the courtship flight displays of nesting woodcock. Mammals typical to
southern Maine include porcupine, mink, fisher, deer and the occassional moose.