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2023 Summer events

Thank you for all you do for the Maine coast and Maine Coast Heritage Trust. There are so many ways to connect to the work you make possible. Find the experience below that inspires you and join us out on the coast.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for new events designed just for you.

2023 Summer Celebration – You’re Invited!

Every year, on the first Friday in August, we look forward to our annual gathering on Mount Desert Island to celebrate the conservation successes of the past year that you helped make possible and raise a toast to everyone who helps keep the coast open, working, healthy, and beautiful.

BEALS Lobster Pier

MDI Summer Celebration
Friday, August 4, 2023

Hosted by MCHT Board and Council members Thomas Armstrong Jr., Gale Davis, Elizabeth B. Johnson, and Arthur C. Martinez

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Beals Lobster Pier
182 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor

Join us this year in a classic Maine waterfront setting with plenty of lobster served fresh off the boat. We have a lot to celebrate!

You’re invited to a festive gathering at Beal’s Lobster Pier to celebrate the invaluable role you play in land conservation in Maine. We look forward to honoring your unique contributions and the collective impact that MCHT’s lead supporters had in 2022.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres served. Dress is cocktail casual.

Capacity is limited. Please RSVP promptly.
(Adults only please.)


Summer Boat Tours

Mount Desert Boat Tour
Tuesday, July 11, 2023

4:00 – 6:30 pm
Northeast Harbor

Join us aboard The Asticou with Captain Linda Greenlaw, departing from Northeast Harbor. We’ll take an afternoon tour through the Cranberry islands then up into Somes Sound for stunning views from the water of the wild expanses of Acadia National Park.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres served.


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Casco Bay Boat Tour
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

4:00 – 6:30 pm

Departing from Long Wharf in downtown Portland, we’ll cruise aboard The Islander through the beloved islands of lower Casco Bay.

We’ll highlight the work on several MCHT partnership projects and preserves.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres served.

More info & RSVP

Casco Bay

Cobscook Bay Boat Tour
Wednesday, August 16, 2022

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We’ll picnic onboard as we tour the upper reaches of Cobscook Bay where MCHT’s conserved land helps protect the pristine waters of one of Maine’s most remote bays.


Cobscook Bay

More Events

MCHT offers events year-round! We can’t wait to see you out on the coast for community gatherings, group hikes, nature walks, and more.

Keep an eye on your in-box for seasonal announcements when registration opens for our spring, summer, fall, and winter events. Come back often to see new opportunities to experience the coast.

Come back often to see new opportunities to experience the coast.

Looking for a virtual experience? Check out these videos to keep you connected to the coast.