Loon Echo Land Trust purchased the 149-acre Perley Pond-Northwest River Preserve in 2014. The property is located on Folly Road in Sebago and consists of upland forest, wetlands and pond and river frontage. The Preserve was established with the help of: the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; three grants from the Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program, Portland Water District and Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund; and gifts from the public.
The land is available for traditional hunting and fishing, along with other non-motorized recreation including nature observation. A woods road is available for easy access to the upland forest; there is no hiking trail network in place. A “hand launch” for canoes and kayaks is located on the east shore of Perley Pond. The pond is 29 acres, 16 feet deep and provides warm water species like largemouth bass and pickerel. Parking is located along the west side of Folly Road.
The Preserve is home to moose, deer, otter and wading birds and waterfowl. It is host to a rare Pitch Pine Bog and the Scarlet Bluet, a damselfly of special concern.
Please observe all Use Guidelines when visiting in all seasons.
- Hiking and nature observations
- Snowshoeing and backcountry skiing
- Trapping by permission only
- Open water and ice fishing
- Carry trash in, carry trash out
- Daytime use only
- Keep pets under control at all times
- Motor vehicles are prohibited
- Target shooting is prohibited
- Wear blaze orange during hunting season