Videos from the Coast
Tour a preserve, learn from a land steward, or enjoy calming coastal moments.
The Babson Creek Learning forest is an ecologically important expanse of woodlands, home to wildlife, wetlands, and vernal pools—it’s also a natural extension of The Community School, a permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island.
In Brooklin, Harriman Point’s beaches boast spectacular views across Blue Hill Bay to Mount Desert Island. Welcome to Blue Hill Peninsula’s largest continuous stretch of coastline open to the public.
Conserved in partnership with Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Woodward Point Preserve spans most of a peninsula in Brunswick on the New Meadows River and features more than two miles of shore frontage as well as trails through fields and forest.
The largest undeveloped island in Casco Bay, Whaleboat Island offers a surprisingly remote feeling and is easily accessed from several nearby towns.
Long beloved by boaters in Casco Bay, this special trio of islands offers lovely pocket beaches, campsites, and trails.
The iconic Stone Barn Farm property in Bar Harbor features fields, woods, and incredible historic buildings. And it’s now an MCHT preserve!
Currently Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Royal River Conservation Trust, and Freeport Conservation Trust are working together to conserve 220 acres on the river, protecting critical salt marsh and creating a new public preserve.
This expansive preserve features gravel and cobble beaches, breathtaking views of the Bold Coast, a universally-accessible trail, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.
Pierce Pond is part of the Bagaduce River watershed, the largest freshwater wetlands complex on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Over the past several years, MCHT has worked with partners to restore the watershed and enhance fish passage for alewives.
Erickson Fields Preserve is an educational vegetable farm and land preserve dedicated to spreading agricultural education and environmental awareness to the surrounding community.
Little Whaleboat Island in Casco Bay has long been used and loved by locals. Now for sale, that access could be cut off. MCHT is working to protect Little Whaleboat Island and open it permanently to the public.
The rocky beach on Blue Horizons Preserve in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island is a spectacular spot to watch the sun set on a summer evening.