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Tour Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve from the Comfort of Your Home

Welcome to Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve! We’re glad you’re here. You might not be walking the Preserve’s footpath or paddling its placid streams, but our new video will immerse you in the beauty and feeling of this special place in Central Maine nonetheless. Take a moment to bask in autumn’s dazzling colors and clear your mind with the trees, waters, and birds of Alder Stream. You can instantly explore the Preserve’s expansive wetlands by sitting back and watching our latest video.

We hope you can someday get to experience the Preserve in person, as Alder Stream is open to visitors.

In remote central Maine, this Preserve covers 7,292 acres bordering Alder Stream, West Branch Dead Stream, and the Piscataquis River in the unincorporated township of Atkinson. These wildlands contain mature American chestnut trees, expansive wetlands, and Atlantic salmon habitat.

Aerial view of Alder Stream in late autumn.

This Preserve protects part of Maine’s largest, and most varied and intact freshwater wetland system. Click here to read more about this Maine wilderness–and view the project map, rules, and related news posts.

Photo of Alder Stream at sunrise in the spring.

Video by Jerry Monkman/Reel Quest Films; Views of Alder Stream Wilderness Preserve by Jerry Monkman.