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Back Cove, Swan’s Island

Located on a quiet cove near the center of Swans Island, this 99-acre forested preserve is home to many wildlife species.

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Old Pond, Hancock

Two parcels located on a secluded cove in Youngs Bay, this 57-acre coastal preserve in Hancock features extensive marshes and adjacent uplands that host a broad diversity of flora and fauna.

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Sheep Island, Owls Head

Located in Owls Head, this 76-acre island lures both daytime and overnight visitors to its picturesque cobble beaches and coastal scenery.

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Buckle Island Harbor, Swan’s Island

This 84-acre preserve features picnic spots and intimate views of a secluded harbor on the western shore of Swans Island.

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Stone Barn Farm, Bar Harbor

Featuring a historic Mount Desert Island farm, this 128-acre preserve is surrounded by scenic fields and pleasant forests that lead to Northeast Creek.

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Seaduck Point, Beals Island

Encompassing one-third of Beals Island, this 168-acre forested preserve welcomes visitors to its secluded beach bounded by granite shores.

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Weskeag, South Thomaston

A mosaic of forests, wetlands, fields, and shrubland, this 132-acre preserve in South Thomaston abuts other conservation areas along the banks of one of the region’s most ecologically-rich saltwater marshes.

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Forbes Pond, Gouldsboro

Wildlife-rich wetland habitats of Forbes Pond form the centerpiece of this 980-acre preserve in Gouldsboro that lures wildlife enthusiasts and anglers throughout the year.

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Clark Island, Saint George

Accessible by foot, this bridged island in Saint George features a 124-acre preserve with wide, easy, mowed grass and gravel trails leading to attractive beaches, a rock quarry, and through a diversity of wildlife habitats.

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Loring Cove, Perry

This 13-acre preserve invites visitors to explore a secluded cove and gravel beach on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay.

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Bamford, Saint George

Located on the Saint George peninsula, this 37-acre preserve features vernal pools, extensive wetlands, a perennial stream, and beautiful views of Long Cove.

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Woodward Point, Brunswick

Located in Brunswick, this 87.5-acre preserve invites visitors to explore its trails in search of wildlife and picturesque scenes of northern Casco Bay.

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Bog Brook Cove, Cutler and Trescott

Bog Brook Cove in Cutler and Trescott features gravel and cobble beaches, breathtaking views of the Bold Coast, a universally-accessible trail, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Marshall Island, Unorganized Territories

Ed Woodsum Preserve encompasses all of 985-acre Marshall Island, one of the largest undeveloped islands on America’s eastern seaboard and home to remote campsites, rugged trails, and picturesque sand beaches.

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Frank E. Woodworth, Harrington

Temporarily Closed: This trail was badly damaged during the winter storms and MCHT staff are working to clear it and assess the possibility of alternative routes to ensure the long-term sustainability of the trail.

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Matthews Island, Eastport

Located in Eastport, this 14-acre island preserve that is accessible during low tides invites exploration in a wild corner of Maine’s easternmost city.