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This is exclusive content just for you and others participating in the Saltwater Shindig and supporting an open Maine coast. We’re so glad you’re here!

This year’s Saltwater Shindig isn’t just a one-day event—we encourage you to get out and enjoy the Maine coast over the next few months. Here are some fun ways to do that.


Explore Casco Bay

We want to share with you a map of all the public access points in Casco Bay. This includes MCHT preserves, local land trust preserves, boat launch sites, camp sites, and more.

Learn about a preserve-in-the-making

Like the idea of a new place to explore in Yarmouth? We want to give you an insider look at 82 acres on the Cousins River Marsh and tell you all about why this land is important to conserve. Tour the future preserve on your own and watch a video about how protecting this place makes the coast more resilient to climate change.



Go on a treasure hunt!

Coming soon! Download the geocaching app and get ready for a fun way to explore several MCHT preserves with friends and family. We’ll send you an email when the hunt is ready.

Brush up on Malaga Island history

This MCHT preserve in Phippsburg was once home to a mixed-race community, forcibly removed by the state in 1912. Today you can still find evidence of the life these residents lived when you visit the island. We encourage all to learn more about this awful and important piece of Maine history.



Visit kid-friendly preserves

Jane Arbuckle, MCHT’s director of stewardship, shares her favorite places to bring kids on the coast. Plan your next summer adventure.

See Jane’s picks

Adventure beyond Casco Bay

MCHT has dozens of incredible preserves up and down the coast—all free and open to the public. We’re all looking for fun and safe activities this summer, and spending time outside is the way to go.

Plan your next road trip



And don’t forget…

Pick-up day!

Saturday August 1st is the day you pick up your DIY clambake and lobster roll kits at Cousins River Marsh in Yarmouth. Pick up will be from 12 – 2 pm.

The get together

Every meal comes with a lottery ticket for a chance to win a free 2021 stay at MCHT’s rustic cabin on Bog Brook Cove Preserve. Join us for a Zoom get together at 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 1st to see if you’re the winner! You must be present to claim the prize. Details for the call will be sent a few days before the event

  • Save the Date: Saturday, August 1st, 5:30 pm.



There’s more fun stuff coming soon!

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