Videos from the Coast
Tour a preserve, learn from a land steward, or enjoy calming coastal moments.
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. There’s a reason that the mid-coast area is considered one of the premier cruising grounds in the world.
This ecologically rich bay touches shorefront in Freeport and Brunswick. Over the last several decades, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and other organizations, including MCHT, have worked to protect surrounding lands and the ecological integrity of the bay.
Babson Creek is at the head of Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island. MCHT has a 36-acre preserve along the shore of the creek, featuring meadows, salt marsh, and a small wooded area that attracts wildlife throughout the year.
MCHT Regional Steward Kirk Gentalen and his son explore ponds in Saint George, Maine, to find aquatic critters in early spring.
Boot Head in Lubec features moss-lined paths to coastal bogs, cobble beaches and rocky promontories that offer stunning views of Maine’s Bold Coast.
“I grew up learning how to canoe down tidal rivers, how to dive under a wave, how to reach into tide pools to find moon snails I could put my lips to and hum.”