Birding

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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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Cranberry Shores, Cranberry Isle

This 19-acre preserve tucked away on the southern shore of Great Cranberry Island offers splendid oceanside vistas and wildlife-viewing opportunities.

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Pinkham Island, Milbridge

Located in Milbridge, this 80-acre island is home to nesting bald eagles, foraging shorebirds, and other wildlife.

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Erickson Fields, Rockport

This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.4-mile trail and gardens where young people grow food for the community.

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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.

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Frenchboro Preserve, Frenchboro

Frenchboro offers challenging hiking trails that begin near Lunt Harbor’s working waterfront and lead to dramatic rocky bluffs, remote beaches, and stunning views of Mount Desert Island.

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Frank E. Woodworth, Harrington

Off the beaten path, the Woodworth Preserve features lush evergreen forests and picturesque coastal scenery in the heart of Pleasant Bay.

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Hamilton Cove, Lubec

This 1,225-acre preserve in Lubec provides people of all ages opportunities to experience a rugged coastal landscape of cobble beaches, sheer cliffs, and rocky promontories.

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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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Harriman Point, Brooklin

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.

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Huber, Vinalhaven

Located on Vinalhaven, the Huber Preserve features a wildflower-lined hiking trail that leads to a picturesque shoreline with pleasant views of Seal Bay.

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Kittredge Brook Forest, Bar Harbor

In the center of Mount Desert Island, this expansive preserve is within a 2,000-acre block of protected land teeming with wildlife.

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Lampson, Castine and Penobscot

Despite its small size, the 21-acre Lampson Preserve in Castine and Penobscot offers many wildlife viewing opportunities and a quiet picnic spot along the banks of the Bagaduce River.