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Family Friendly Free Event Island Experience

Treat Island Family Day

explore the island’s beaches, meadows, and rocky headlands with your family

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust is sponsoring a family day to Treat Island.

Acquired by MCHT in 2009, Treat Island lies at the edge of easternmost Maine at the confluence of Cobscook and Passamaquoddy bays. The Island has been a favorite destination for generations in the local community based on its exquisite beauty and easy access from the shore.

On Saturday, July 27th pack up the family, wear your hiking boots, bring a picnic lunch, and join us to explore the island’s many beaches, meadows, and rocky headlands! Eastport Windjammers will transport folks from Eastport and Lubec to spend part of the morning on the island.

The boat will leave from Eastport at 9am and pick up passengers from Lubec at 9:50am. Passage back to Eastport and Lubec will begin at 12pm. The Treat Island steward will be on hand with a boat in case of emergency. Children under 16 must be chaperoned. A rain date is set for Sunday the 28th.

The cost is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To reserve a spot for your family on this trip, please fill out the registration form (linked above) or contact MCHT’s Washington County Outreach Manager Cathy Lookabaugh, or (207) 263-1050 for more information.

What to bring: Come prepared for the elements – weather, insects, uneven terrain, and time away from indoor plumbing – there are no bathroom facilities on the island. Wear footwear that is suitable for walking on beaches, rocks, forest paths. Wear or bring footwear that can get wet getting out of the boat at the island. We recommend:

  • Appropriate clothing, hat, and extra layers (i.e. wind breaker, rain jacket, fleece)
  • Good walking shoes for hiking and exploring; shoes that may get wet
  • Snacks/lunch and plenty of water
  • Bring your own life preserver if you have one (particularly for children)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera