Peaks-Kenny State Park

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Peaks-Kenny State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Peaks-Kenny State Park
Map showing the location of Peaks-Kenny State Park
Location in Maine
LocationPiscataquis, Maine, United States
Coordinates45°15′03″N 69°15′03″W / 45.25083°N 69.25083°W / 45.25083; -69.25083Coordinates: 45°15′03″N 69°15′03″W / 45.25083°N 69.25083°W / 45.25083; -69.25083[1]
Area813 acres (329 ha)[2]
Elevation394 ft (120 m)[1]
Established1964
OperatorMaine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
WebsitePeaks-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.[3]

History[edit]

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.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

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.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peaks-Kenny State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "State Parks, State Historic Sites and Public Reserved Lands" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. September 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Peaks-Kenny State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Perry, Michael (August 4, 2012). "Canoeing: Sebec Lake truly a scenic treasure". Press Herald. Portland, Me. Retrieved June 4, 2017.

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