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We’re so glad you’re here! Scroll down to find things to do, places to go, and to learn more about Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s work in the region.


MDI activities and resources below:

Bingo Card

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This MCHT BINGO game keep kids discovering while exploring MDI. The PDF includes three different versions for a little competition!

MDI Map

Print out this map of MDI and check off the MCHT preserves on and around MDI as you go. There’s so much to see—tips included!

Tidepool Nature Guide


Print out your very own take-along tidepooling guide and explore the intertidal zones and the fascinating creatures found in them!

Forest Nature Guide


This guide is not MDI specific but print it out to learn about Maine’s forest types, common plants along the coast, and where to find them.

There are so many ways to get involved!

MCHT's work on MDI

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Making the Region More Ecologically Resilient

We protect land for wildlife to move unimpeded through connected landscapes. After years of collaboration with many partners, fish passage has been vastly improved at Seal Cove Pond in Tremont.

 

May 17 to 21 shoot on Black Island and Kitteredge Brook Forest for Maine Coast Heritage Trsut

Protecting the MDI Views You Love

We love to live, work, and play in the MDI region because at any given moment a beautiful view is right around the corner—and MCHT works to make sure that’s always the case. Have you been to Kittredge Brook Forest? This expansive preserve located in the center of Mount Desert Island is within a 2,000-acre block of protected land teeming with wildlife.

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Keeping Farmland and Fresh Food on MDI

MCHT has worked with landowners to protect more than a dozen farmland properties on MDI. We also provide community gardening at two locations and offer a Kids Can Grow youth gardening program with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Call (207) 244-5100
to learn more.

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Offering you Over 30 Places to Explore

Ranging from 523-acre Kittredge Brook Forest in the middle of MDI to remote island preserves like Black Island, we offer many off-the-beaten-path places to explore in the MDI region—public. Take a trip to Kelley Farm! This year-round recreational destination offers dramatic views of the area, including the mountains of Acadia National Park—it’s a great place to picnic or even launch a kayak at high tide.

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Enhancing Acadia National Park

When Acadia National Park has opportunities to protect special places within the park boundary, MCHT (in partnership with Friends from Acadia) can act fast to conserve land and transfer it to the Park when the time is right. Recently, we protected 234 feet of shore frontage on Northeast Creek. The creek and the surrounding Fresh Meadow are treasured ecological resources in our community.

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Helping Kids and Families Get Outside

MCHT lands and staff serve as resources for people looking to get outside. We host special field trips and events for our MDI community including island field trips, beach-clean ups, an annual Fall Celebration,
and more.