Hiking

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Kelley Farm, Bernard

A year-round recreational destination, Kelley Farm in Bernard offers dramatic views of the area, including the mountains of Acadia National Park.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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Ash Island, Owls Head

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Aldermere Farm, Rockport

Nestled on the western shore of Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Aldermere Farm and its Belted Galloway cattle have been area landmarks for generations.

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Eastern Knubble, Cutler

Located in Cutler, this 30-acre preserve offers easy access to a cobble beach and expansive views of Maine’s Bold Coast.

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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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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.