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The shallow waters of Flagstaff Lake cover three frontier communities that were flooded in Maine’s quest for reliable water flow to generate electricity for the state. The Bigelow Preserve borders the lake, its 36,000 acres of undeveloped, protected ridgeline towering over the southern side of the lake. The Appalachian Trail crosses the top. Grand Falls is a spectacular area attraction, with 30-foot falls on Dead River.