Videos from the Coast

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

A Coastal Moment from Pierce Pond, Penobscot, Maine

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.

Conserving Maine’s Coast: From a Ripple to a Roar

Maine’s coast, full of inviting beaches, snug harbors, bold cliffs, sheltered bays, jagged peninsulas, and tidal estuaries, runs a remarkable 3,500 miles long. This film explores the complex efforts of protecting fragile habitats and threatened ecosystems, while preserve the coast’s astounding beauty and unique places for recreation.

Take a Tour – Clark Island Preserve, St. George, Maine

Through generous donor support, MCHT conserved and opened to the public 120 acres of Clark Island earlier this summer. 

A Coastal Moment from The Goslings, Casco Bay, Maine

The Goslings in Casco Bay have longed been used and loved by locals in the area. In 2014, donors to MCHT successfully conserved the islands, ensuring they’d always be open to the public as preserves.

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

Little Long Pond is owned and managed by the Land and Garden Preserve and is free and open to the public.

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.

Horseshoe Crabs on MCHT’s Lane Island Preserve

Every year in late May and early June, horseshoe crabs come to mate on Lanes Island Preserve in Yarmouth and other places on the coast of Maine.

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.