Coastal Moments

A Coastal Moment from Pierce Pond, Penobscot, Maine

Pierce Pond is part of the Bagaduce River watershed, the largest freshwater wetlands complex on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Over the past several years, MCHT has worked with partners to restore the watershed and enhance fish passage for alewives.

A Coastal Moment from Little Whaleboat Island, Harpswell, Maine

Little Whaleboat Island in Casco Bay has long been used and loved by locals. Now for sale, that access could be cut off. MCHT is working to protect Little Whaleboat Island and open it permanently to the public.

A Coastal Moment from Blue Horizons Preserve, Bar Harbor, Maine

The rocky beach on Blue Horizons Preserve in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island is a spectacular spot to watch the sun set on a summer evening.

A Coastal Moment from the Cousins River, Yarmouth and Freeport, Maine

Currently Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Royal River Conservation Trust (RRCT), and Freeport Conservation Trust (FCT) are working together to conserve 220-acres on the river, protecting critical salt marsh and creating a new public preserve.

A Coastal Moment from Forbes Pond Preserve, Gouldsboro, Maine

In recent years, through a series of conservation projects, MCHT has conserved nearly the entire periphery of Forbes Pond.

A Coastal Moment from Monroe Island Preserve, Owls Head, Maine

Located in Owls Head and not far from the mainland, 225-acre Monroe Island is an MCHT preserve boasting classic Maine coast scenery.

A Coastal Moment from the Blue Hill Peninsula, Maine

In this video, we’re floating up a stretch of Meadow Brook, which is part of the Bagaduce River watershed, the largest freshwater wetlands complex on the Blue Hill Peninsula.

A Coastal Moment from the Schoodic Peninsula, Maine

The Schoodic peninsula, east of Mount Desert Island, is a beautiful, wild, and rugged place.

A Coastal Moment from Mirror Lake, Rockport, Maine

Coastal Mountains Land Trust led a collaboration with MCHT and other partners to protect 1,400 acres of watershed land surrounding Mirror Lake

A Coastal Moment from the York River, Maine

York Land Trust, MCHT, and several other partners have worked together over the years to protect this special place in Southern Maine.

A Coastal Moment from the Orange River, Whiting, Maine

The Orange River in Washington County is one of the least developed coastal river systems remaining on the east coast.

A Coastal Moment from the Muscle Ridge Channel near Owls Head, Maine

The Muscle Ridge Channel is known for its string of beautiful, secluded islands and abundant wildlife.

A Coastal Moment from Old Pond in Hancock, Maine

A multi-year collaboration with Crabtree Neck Land Trust, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and the State of Maine has resulted in the conservation of significant ecological lands and a walkable rail trail in this remote part of the coast.

A Coastal Moment from The Goslings, Casco Bay, Maine

The Goslings in Casco Bay have longed been used and loved by locals in the area. In 2014, donors to MCHT successfully conserved the islands, ensuring they’d always be open to the public as preserves.

A Coastal Moment from Little Long Pond, Seal Harbor, Maine

Little Long Pond is owned and managed by the Land and Garden Preserve and is free and open to the public.

A Coastal Moment from Somes Sound, Mount Desert, Maine

Famed Somes Sound in Mt. Desert is surrounded by mountains on both sides and beloved by visitors to Acadia National Park.