Flashback
caption Little Lyford Pond Camps circa 1920s.
AMC Outdoors, January/February 2008

On land now protected from large-scale, industrial logging, AMC's Little Lyford Pond Camps, in Greenville, Maine, were constructed circa 1874 as seasonal housing for loggers. Dozens of men would spend months at a time harvesting and floating saw logs down the West Branch of the Pleasant River.

Like many nearby logging camps, Little Lyford eventually became a sporting retreat as timber practices shifted. Advertisements dating back to the early 1920s promoted the camps as sporting destinations, offering warm hospitality and excellent fishing.

Today, Little Lyford continues to offer refuge to urban-weary souls in search of a wilderness experience and a chance to play on the trails and waterways of northern Maine.

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