The Conary Point Project

Join the effort to protect this treasured Deer Isle peninsula for community members and visitors while supporting a unique project to reimagine how we experience place.

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A special place to explore

Visitors and residents of Deer Isle and Stonington have long sought beauty and inspiration on this beloved Deer Isle peninsula, where paths meander through woods and meadows to granite ledges and a beach overlooking the islands. 

Collaborating to deepen the visitor experience

MCHT hopes to acquire Conary Point as a conservation preserve, the organization's first on Deer Isle. MCHT is collaborating with Island Heritage Trust (IHT) on the fundraising effort and will work with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and staff from University of Maine (UME) with expertise on soundscape ecology to gather new types of information and input for shaping preserve design here and elsewhere.


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"This initiative is driven by a deep-seated interest in the preservation of island identity, conservation, and sustainable use of land—as well as the intersection of art and place."
— Haystack Executive Director Perry Price

Join us in our collaborative effort to help MCHT acquire and take care of Conary Point to prevent its development and ensure it remains a special destination to experience the coast.

You can help add to the great collection of preserves in the area put together by IHT and MCHT, benefit local organizations including Haystack and the community at large, and support a unique pilot project to inspire and inform the design of this and other land trust properties.

Your gift to this project will help acquire the property and provide the needed stewardship funds to care for this important place.


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Your gift today will bring us that much closer to protecting this land forever so it can be enjoyed by all for generations to come.

For more information about giving, please contact:

David Warren

Planned Giving & Major Gifts Officer
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
(207) 522-9228

Nicky Blanchard

Director of Engagement
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
(207) 607-4369