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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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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.

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Clapboard Island East, Falmouth

A short excursion from the Falmouth mainland, this island preserve features mature hardwoods, towering pines, abundant bird life, a quartet of gravel beaches, and pleasant views of Casco Bay.

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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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Erickson Fields, Rockport

This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.8-mile trail and gardens where young people grow food for the community.

We just completed a campaign to make Erickson Fields and nearby Aldermere Farm safer, more efficient, and more inclusive for the decades to come!

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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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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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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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Babson Creek, Somesville

This 36-acre preserve in Somesville features meadows, salt marsh, and a small wooded area that attracts wildlife throughout the year. 

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Lanes Island, Yarmouth

Located near the mouth of the Royal River, Lanes Island in Yarmouth has drawn visitors to its sandy shores for centuries.

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Mitchell Marsh, Tremont

Located in Tremont, this 35-acre preserve features serene views of Blue Hill Bay, an expansive coastal marshland, and a cobble beach to explore.

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Pond Island, Penobscot Bay

Located in eastern Penobscot Bay, this 32-acre island preserve features breathtaking views, extensive beaches, and diverse wildlife habitats.

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Seal Bay and Winter Harbor, Vinalhaven

Located in Vinalhaven, Seal Bay and Winter Harbor are known for their scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and protected anchorage.

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Sipp Bay, Perry

Located in a northern corner of Cobscook Bay in the town of Perry, this coastal preserve features stunning views and ample wildlife viewing opportunities.