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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


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


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

Maine’s native plants and animals are vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change, making MCHT’s work to protect our lands and waters more important than ever. After years of collaboration with many partners, fish passage has been vastly improved between Seal Cove and Seal Cove Pond in Tremont. In the coming years, MCHT and partners will closely monitor the number of river herring journeying upstream.

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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. In 2023, we protected 234 feet of shore frontage on Northeast Creek. The creek and the surrounding Fresh Meadow are treasured ecological resources in our community.


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.


Offering you Over 30 Places to Explore

Ranging from 523-acre Kittredge Brook Forest in the middle of MDI to remove island preserves like Black Island, we offer many off-the-beaten-path places to explore in the MDI region – all free and open to the public. Have you been to Cooksey Drive Overlook? It’s just a short stroll for a spectacular view!


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, MCHT purchased ten acres at Hodgdon Pond Inlet due to its ecological value. The land will eventually be transferred to and managed by Acadia National Park.


Helping Kids and Families Get Outside

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