Located about four miles east of the center of the town of Grey, Pineland Public Land includes more than 600 acres in Gray, North Yarmouth and New Gloucester. The forests, along with the nearby agricultural fields that are now privately owned, once supplied the needs of the Pineland Center. Now, this tract of undeveloped forest helps fill the growing need for open space and outdoor recreation in populous Cumberland County.
At Pineland, the pleasing landscape of forests over rolling hills invite hikers to explore. The trailhead on Depot Road provides parking and access to two hiking trails through ever changing woodlands. The variety of habitats provide the opportunity for visitors to see quite a range of wildlife. Upland species include white-tail deer, red fox, snowshoe hare, red squirrel, gray squirrel, ruffed grouse, woodcock, and wild turkey. Where the forests meet the fields, more than 8 miles of edges provide especially valuable habitat for many animals, including bluebirds, meadowlarks, and kestrels.