Official State Soil of Maine
Maine designated the Chesuncook soil series as the official state soil in 1999; this soil is typical of the northern temperate and cool forested regions of Maine. All State Soils
The name "Chesuncook" originates from a Native American word meaning "converging bodies of water" (Maine’s third-largest lake is also named Chesuncook; located in the Maine Highlands region). Chesuncook soils are deep, well-drained soils that support Maine's vast forests and wilderness areas.