Sun shining through clouds over river filled with ice chunks

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Cool boardwalk trail on the way to Devil's Kettle. By Mick Rollins

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View to beach from the property
Looking to the beach from the Inn stairs to beach.

Latest Land Project

We’re working to add spectacular shoreline at Tettegouche State Park.

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Screenshot from our Google Trailview of Gitchi Gami State Trail
Screenshot of Google Trail View from Gitchi Gami State Trail

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Mapping Our Land Projects

Parks & Trails Council steps in when most needed, sometimes to create a new park or trail, other times to purchase a small yet invaluable parcel, without which the park or trail would have lost part of what makes it so special.

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