Hiking

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.

Forbes Pond, Gouldsboro

Wildlife-rich wetland habitats of Forbes Pond form the centerpiece of this 927-acre preserve in Gouldsboro that lures wildlife enthusiasts and anglers throughout the year.

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.

Loring Cove, Perry

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

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.

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.

Lookout Rock, Brooksville

This 17-acre preserve showcases a 244-foot highpoint with panoramic views of Eggemoggin Reach, Penobscot Bay, and beyond.

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.

Malaga Island, Phippsburg

Malaga Island was once home to a mixed-race fishing community forcibly removed by the state in 1912. Now a public preserve and important Maine historical site, we encourage all to learn the story of Malaga and those who called the island home.

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.

Basin Preserve, Vinalhaven

Jointly owned and managed by MCHT and Vinalhaven Land Trust, The Basin Preserve surrounds a wildlife-rich embayment on Vinalhaven’s eastern shore.

Witherle Woods, Castine

Located in Castine, Witherle Woods has a rich military history, offers pleasant views of Penobscot Bay, and features groomed cross-country skiing trails in the winter.

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.

Ash Island, Owls Head

Located in Owls Head, this 47-acre island features shoreline vistas, picnic spots, and opportunities to observe resident wildlife.

Blue Horizons, Bar Harbor

Located in a quiet western corner of Bar Harbor, Blue Horizons is an ideal spot for people seeking a peaceful walk in the woods to a picturesque shoreline.

Bagaduce River Region, Castine

This scenic tidal river and its surrounding landscape, known for its diverse wildlife habitat, is home to many conserved lands, including nine MCHT Preserves.