Videos from the Coast
Tour a preserve, learn from a land steward, or enjoy calming coastal moments.
Babson Creek Learning Forest
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.
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.
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.
A Coastal Moment from York River, Maine
Numerous wetland, ponds, and tributaries, and a salt marsh estuary make up the York River, which flows through the towns of Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, and York.
Take a Tour – The Stone Barn Farm, Bar Harbor, Maine
For more than a hundred years, Bar Harbor’s Stone Barn has greeted people crossing Mount Desert Island. Learn about the Farm and MCHT’s plans for the future.