Maine recently announced that the Bureau of Parks & Lands has acquired Pond Cove Island in Englishman Bay. The 50-acre island will be part of Roque Bluffs State Park, and offer access to camping, hiking, and paddling.
The island features nearly two miles of winding shoreline, cobble beaches suitable for landing kayaks and small boats, and open views of the Atlantic. The state’s acquisition of Pond Cove Island will also contribute to the local tax base thanks to Maine’s revenue-sharing formula of its state parks.
“As a sea kayaker, I know how important it is to have islands close to shore that are open to the public,” said Bureau of Public Lands Director Andy Cutko. “Pond Cove Island is an exceptionally scenic spot in an ideal sheltered location, and we look forward to developing campsites for overnight use.”