The Sunkhaze Unit of Sunkhaze Meadows (11,485 acres) is located in the Town of Milford, Penobscot County, approximately 14 miles northeast of Bangor. The refuge is about three miles east of the Penobscot River and bounded on the west by a railroad line, on the south and east by the County Road, and on the north and east by the Stud Mill Road.
The Benton Unit (334 acres) is in the Town of Benton, Kennebec County, about five miles northeast of Waterville. This division is just east of the Sebasticook River and is bounded by Route 139 on the west, Fowler Brook to the east and Albion Road to the south.
The Sandy Stream Unit is located in the Town of Unity, Waldo County. The 58-acre Division is bounded on the east by Sandy Stream that flows into Unity Pond to the north, west by the Prairie Road and to the south by town owned land then Route 139.
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the staff of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The headquarters of Maine Coastal Islands NWR is located in Rockland, Maine just off of Route 73 heading toward Owls Head. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Printed materials are available at the office 24 hours a day.
Follow U.S. Route 1 to the intersection with Route 73 in downtown Rockland. Turn south onto Route 73 for ¼ mile then bear left onto Water Street. Turn right into the parking lot of the large white building on your right.
Maine Coastal Islands NWR9 Water StreetP.O. Box 1735Rockland, ME 04841-1735 Phone: 207-594-0600Fax: 207-594-0605
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Sunkhaze Meadows is best-known for the numerous species of neotropical migratory birds, especially warblers, which delight birdwatchers in May and June. In fact, all 24 species of warblers that visit Maine each year may be found within the refuge.