Peaks-Kenny State Park
|Peaks-Kenny State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Location||Piscataquis, Maine, United States|
|Area||813 acres (329 ha)|
|Elevation||394 ft (120 m)|
|Operator||Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|
|Website||Peaks-Kenny State Park|
Peaks-Kenny State Park is a seasonal public recreation area covering 813 acres (329 ha) on the south shore of Sebec Lake, mostly located in the town of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. The state park grounds include a white sand beach at South Cove, 56 campsites, picnic area, hiking trails, and canoe and kayak rentals.
The area of land that now constitutes the park was donated to the state in 1964 by Francis J. Peaks. The gift was made in memory of his sister, Annie Peaks Kenny, and their parents, Joseph and Eliza Peaks, for whom the park was named.
Norwood Castle sits along the shore of the lake. It was built in 1890 as a wedding gift of wealthy Foxcroft attorney Willis Parsons for his bride. Parsons became the first Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
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- "State Parks, State Historic Sites and Public Reserved Lands" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. September 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
- "Peaks-Kenny State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- Perry, Michael (August 4, 2012). "Canoeing: Sebec Lake truly a scenic treasure". Press Herald. Portland, Me. Retrieved June 4, 2017.