Events are back!
Thank you for being a member of The President’s Circle at 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.
The President’s Circle Boat Tours
We’ve created a special series of boat tours designed to get you closer to the work you make possible as a member of The President’s Circle. President and CEO Kate Stookey will host these cruises and is looking forward to meeting you.
Sunset Boat Tour—Mount Desert Island
Friday, August 5, 2022
We’re taking our annual celebration on Mount Desert out on the coast and much closer to the work you make possible. Departing from Southwest Harbor, we’ll enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while celebrating the successes of 2021.
Sunset Boat Tour—Surry
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Cruise through Mt. Desert Narrows to Blue Hill Bay and raise a toast to the unspoiled islands and coastline your conservation supports. Drinks, hors d’’oeuvres and locally farmed oysters served onboard.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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.
Spring 2022 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.
Penobscot | 8:00 pm — 9:30 pm
Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, and the town of Penobscot Alewife Committee for a film about people, fish, and the water that connects them—and what it takes to keep that connection alive and strong.
Alna | 12:30 pm — 3:30 pm
Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Midcoast Conservancy on World Fish Migration Day for a paddle on the Midcoast’s Sheepscot River.
Whiting | 9:30 am — 1:00 pm
Join MCHT and the Downeast Coastal Conservancy on world Fish Migration Day for a paddle on the Orange River in Whiting
St. George | 8:30 am — 10:30 am
Join us at Clark Island Preserve for a guided birdwalk where we’ll look for migratory songbirds, shorebirds, and more.
Rockport | 8:00 am — 10:00 am
We’ll take a guided bird walk with MCHT steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. (You might know Kirk from his popular Nature Bummin’ blog!) Learn tips on how to identify birds by sight and sound.
Surry | 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Local oysters, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres will accent this evening cruise past MCHT preserves on the Mt. Desert Narrows between the Blue Hill Peninsula and Mount Desert Island.
Southwest Harbor | 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Join us for our annual August celebration aboard The Friendship V for a sunset cruise from Southwest Harbor. Cheers!
Eastport | 10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Take a 3-hour narrated cruise through the upper reaches of Cobscook Bay in Washington County.
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.