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Chesuncook Soil Series

Maine State Soil

Autumn Foliage in Acadia National Park, Maine: photo by Dana Moos on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

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.