Islands

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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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.

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Hickey Island, Roque Bluffs

Located in Roque Bluffs, near the entrance to Little Kennebec Bay, Hickey Island is a quiet 12-acre oasis of open meadows, rocky shoreline, and gravel beaches.

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Sheep Island, Owls Head

A beloved island open to the public for exploration

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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.

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Preble Cove, Great Cranberry Island

On the western shore of Great Cranberry Island, this small preserve is home to a small rock beach offering a great place to cool off on a hot summer day.

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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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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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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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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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Neds Point, Friendship Long Island

Forming the southern end of Friendship Long Island, this mostly forested 122-acre preserve offers quiet picnic spots with exceptional views of nearby islands and bays.

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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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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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The Goslings, Harpswell

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

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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.