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The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.


Acadia National Park, Maine
Hulls Cove Visitor Center
Route 3
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: (207) 288-3338
Description: Acadia National Park is a 47,000 acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island.

Baxter State Park

Ferry Beach State Park
95 Bayview Road
Off Maine Route 9 on Bay View Road between Old Orchard Beach and Camp Ellis in Saco
Saco, ME 04072
Phone: (207) 283-0067
Park season: (207) 283-0067 Memorial Day to Oct 1
Off season: (207) 624-6080

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
Visitor Contact Station - 61 Shin Pond Rd
Patten, ME 04765
Phone: 207-456-6001
Description: Spread across a wild landscape offering spectacular views of Mount Katahdin, Katahdin Woods and Waters invites discovery of its rivers, streams, woods, flora, fauna, geology, and the night skies that have attracted humans for millennia.
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is open 24 hours per day year-round. Seasonal contact stations are located in Millinocket and Patten.

Saco Heath Preserve
163 Buxton Rd #173
Saco, ME 04072
Phone: (207) 729-5181
Description: Saco Heath formed when two adjacent ponds filled with decaying plant material called peat. Eventually, the two ponds filled completely and grew together to form a raised coalesced bog, where the surface of the peat is perched above the level of the groundwater. Located in a rapidly growing area of southern Maine, the 1,218-acre preserve features a self-guided hike along a woodland trail to a boardwalk through the heath’s varied peatland communities. In the spring, the heathland plants bloom, spreading a carpet of lavender, pink and white across the heath.

White Mountain National Forest
71 White Mountain Dr
Campton, NH 03223
Phone: (603) 536-6100
Description: White Mountain National Forest lies within the White Mountains in the U.S. states of New Hampshire and Maine. It’s crossed by the White Mountain Trail and Kancamagus scenic drives, plus part of the Appalachian Trail. Dating to the 1860s, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway climbs to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern U.S. The area is also known for bright fall foliage and winter skiing. ― Google

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