Camping

An aerial view of Little Whaleboat Island in Maine's Casco Bay.

Little Whaleboat Island, Harpswell

A beloved trio of islands open to the public for exploration

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Rocky Lake, Whiting

Featuring nearly six miles of lakeshore and 3,057 acres in Whiting, this wildlife-rich preserve is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.

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Monroe Island, Owls Head

Located in Owls Head, this 225-acre island preserve boasts classic Maine coast scenery, including small protected landings, two welcoming campsites, and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay from bold bedrock cliffs.

May 17 to 21 shoot on Black Island and Kitteredge Brook Forest for Maine Coast Heritage Trsut

Black Island and Little Black Island, Frenchboro

This 337-acre preserve, part of Frenchboro, features quiet picnic spots, rugged beauty, and breathtaking ocean-side camping.

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Merchant Row, Stonington

Located between Stonington and Isle au Haut, this breathtakingly beautiful archipelago features 11 MCHT island preserves open for exploration.

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Calderwood Island, North Haven

This 75-acre island northeast of the Fox Island Thorofare boasts open meadows, inviting beaches, and sweeping views of Penobscot Bay.

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Saddleback Island, Stonington

This 78-acre Merchant Row island preserve features stunning coastal scenery for daytime and overnight visitors alike.

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High Island, St. George

Just a stone’s throw from the St. George mainland, 20-acre High Island welcomes visitors to camp, picnic, hike, and take in spectacular views from its rugged shoreline.

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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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Hog Island, Brooklin

Once owned by famed author E.B. White, Hog Island’s beaches and granite ledges invite exploration on the eastern edge of Eggemoggin Reach.

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Jed’s Island, Blue Hill

Located in Morgan Bay, this mostly wooded 15-acre island is surrounded by gravel beaches and a rocky shoreline that welcomes daytime and overnight visitors alike.

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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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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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Pond Island, Frenchboro

This 241-acre preserve invites exploration and showcases spectacular scenery from the mountains of Acadia to the seemingly endless string of islands leading to Isle au Haut.

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Stave Island, Gouldsboro

Located in Gouldsboro, this 121-acre island preserve’s bold southern shoreline features spectacular views of Frenchman Bay, Mount Desert Island and the peaks of Acadia National Park.

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The Goslings, Harpswell

This trifecta of small islands features idyllic sand beaches and inviting campsites in the heart of Casco Bay.