Upper West Bay Pond

In Gouldsboro

These 576 acres are located partially in Gouldsboro and partially in T7SD in Maine’s Unorganized Territory.  It is a slow-moving marshy pond with surrounding wild uplands. During this meandering paddle you will pass through pickerelweed, arrowhead, and pond lilies.  The wildlife habitat of this preserve connects with working forests and conserved lands that form a relatively unfragmented wildlife corridor running from Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point on the south; to Tunk Lake and Tunk Mountain on the east and Schoodic Bog and Schoodic Mountain on the west.

Directions to put in for a paddle: From the Sullivan side of the Hancock-Sullivan Bridge on coastal Route 1N, drive 11.6 miles and turn left onto Guzzle Road.  Go 1.6 miles (road contains a huge left turn at 1.4 miles), cross the small bridge and take the first right turn at 1.6 miles. This drive to the end is a rough road (not passable until the end of May) to a privately owned boat landing where you can park and put in.  The owners graciously permit public parking and use. Please respect their kindness.

Top photo credit Bob DeForrest