© Paul Rezendes
MCHT's roots run deep on Mount Desert Island, with dozens of properties conserved here since our founding on MDI in 1970. MCHT itself holds lands and easements totaling more than 3,000 acres on MDI and we have facilitated another 10,000 acres of protection by Acadia National Park within the region. All of these lands have significant resource value, such as providing habitat for endangered species, maintaining scenic vistas from popular Park vantage points, and providing public access to the island's coastline, ponds, and mountains.
Some of the lands MCHT has helped to conserve on MDI include Little Long Pond in Seal Harbor, with its beloved network of trails and carriage roads; Northeast Creek in Bar Harbor, a wildlife-rich estuary draining into Thomas Bay; and Schoolhouse Ledge in Northeast Harbor, with its historic network of walking trails connecting the village to Acadia National Park.
The Trust continues an active program of land protection and stewardship in these communities, from our MDI office on Main Street in Somesville.