Videos from the Coast

Tour a preserve, learn from a land steward, or enjoy calming coastal moments.

A Coastal Moment from Little Long Pond, Seal Harbor, Maine

Nestled adjacent to Acadia National Park in Seal Harbor, many visitors believe this spectacular pond is part of the Park. Actually, it is owned and managed by the Land and Garden Preserve and is free and open to the public. Maine Coast Heritage Trust holds a conservation easement on surrounding lands.

A Coastal Moment from Somes Sound, Mount Desert, Maine

Famed Somes Sound in Mt. Desert is surrounded by mountains on both sides and beloved by visitors to Acadia National Park.

A Coastal Moment from Scarborough Marsh, Maine

At 3,100 acres, Scarborough Marsh is the largest salt marsh in the state, and home to countless plants and animals—including 27 endangered, threatened, rare or declining bird species. Friends of Scarborough Marsh, the Maine Audubon Society, and other conservation organizations have worked hard over the decades to protect this special estuary.

Horseshoe Crabs on MCHT’s Lane Island Preserve

While visiting MCHT preserves earlier this spring, MCHT land steward Amanda Devine kept an eye out for Maine’s first flowers, known as “spring ephemerals” because they don’t last long.

A Coastal Moment from Western Bay, Mount Desert Island, Maine

The bay on the western side of Mount Desert—also known as the quiet side—has been enhanced by many conservation efforts including MCHT’s Blue Horizons Preserve.

Spring Wildflowers on MCHT Preserves

While visiting MCHT preserves earlier this spring, MCHT land steward Amanda Devine kept an eye out for Maine’s first flowers, known as “spring ephemerals” because they don’t last long.

A Coastal Moment from East Penobscot Bay, Maine

As on most parts of the Maine coast, East Penobscot Bay has a patchwork of islands—some conserved, some not, all strikingly beautiful with a variety of shoreline, forest cover, anchorages and history.