Discover the Chiputneticook Lakes Region's Rich Natural Heritage 


Forest City is beloved for its rural and simple lifestyle, rich sporting tradition, and great fishing. The traditions of old sporting camps like Hendersons, Mushys, Dri-ki on Spednic, Weatherbys (Balls Camps), Grand Lake Camps (Treadwell’s, Indian Rock Camps) and Grand Lake Lodge at Grand Lake Stream remain alive today thanks to the conservation efforts of the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust and lodges such as Wheaton’s Lodge and the Village Camps.

Are you interested in learning where to access East Grand or Spednic Lake by boat? Are you hoping to camp on the lake or find lodging near Forest City? Are you searching for a hike overlooking scenic lakes or trails perfect for riding snowmobiles and ATVs?

The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Visitor’s Guide seeks to encourage local citizens and visitors to get outside and enjoy the incredible remaining wildness, class A waters, and recreational opportunities available in the Chiputneticook Lakes region. Our guide offers travel directions to Forest City, an interactive map highlighting dining, gas, lodging, trails, campsites, and other recreational opportunities for visitors to plan their perfect Maine vacation. Maps of WWLT’s properties, East Grand Lake, trails, and a guide to the WWLT’s series of summer educational events are available to print.

We hope that you will take the time to enjoy this special region, which remains a uniquely unspoiled natural setting thanks to the efforts of a few guides and passionate, generous contributors to the WWLT. As one “sport” put it, “I didn’t think there was a place left like this.” Visitor accounts such as this enable us to recognize that it is impossible to assign a monetary value to the places we have conserved.