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Great Gott

Great Gott Preserve NE shore 10 08

Located in the town of Tremont on Great Gott Island, this 59-acre preserve was donated to MCHT in 1992. The preserve is located on the northeastern corner of Great Gott and lies due south of the Bass Harbor Lighthouse near the entrance to scenic Blue Hill Bay. 

The property is predominantly forested with conifers. The shoreline consists of granite ledge, cobble/sand beach and mudflats. A trail follows the shoreline on the preserve’s northeast side and then goes inland along the western boundary to the town road.

Great Gott Island has been made famous by native daughter Ruth Moore (1903-89), author of many novels such as ”The Weir,” ”Spoonhandle,” and ”Speak to the Winds.”

Preserve information & guidelines

  • No Camping Permitted
  • No Fires Permitted
  • Foot Traffic Only
    • Trails Are Not Suitable for Wheeled Vehicles
  • Carry Out All Trash
    • Including Human and Pet Waste and Toilet Paper
  • Keep Pets Under Control
  • Please Respect the Privacy of Preserve Neighbors
  • Do Not Remove Archaeological Artifacts

How to Get There: Access to the island requires a private boat. The island’s public dock is located in the small harbor on the western side which is accessible 3 hours before and after high tide. Boats can also land on or anchor off the beach on the preserve’s eastern side.