Coastal Moments

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.

A Coastal Moment from Scarborough Marsh, Maine

At 3,100 acres, Scarborough Marsh is the largest salt marsh in the state, and home to countless plants and animals—including 27 endangered, threatened, rare or declining bird species.

A Coastal Moment from Western Bay, Mount Desert Island, Maine

The bay on the western side of Mount Desert—also known as the quiet side—has been enhanced by many conservation efforts including MCHT’s Blue Horizons Preserve.

A Coastal Moment from East Penobscot Bay, Maine

As on most parts of the Maine coast, East Penobscot Bay has a patchwork of islands—some conserved, some not, all strikingly beautiful with a variety of shoreline, forest cover, anchorages and history.

A Coastal Moment from York River, Maine

Numerous wetland, ponds, and tributaries, and a salt marsh estuary make up the York River, which flows through the towns of Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, and York.

A Coastal Moment in Southwest Harbor, Maine

Southwest Harbor, Maine, is located just west of the southern entrance to Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County. 

A Coastal Moment at Hamilton Cove Preserve in Lubec, Maine

This 1,225-acre preserve in Lubec provides people of all ages opportunities to experience a rugged coastal landscape of cobble beaches, sheer cliffs, and rocky promontories.

A Coastal Moment from Penobscot Bay, Maine

Famed Penobscot Bay is enhanced by a collection of islands conserved by many organizations, including MCHT.

A Coastal Moment at Maquoit Bay in Brunswick, Maine

This ecologically rich bay touches shorefront in Freeport and Brunswick. Over the last several decades, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and other organizations, including MCHT, have worked to protect surrounding lands and the ecological integrity of the bay.

A Coastal Moment at Babson Creek in Somesville, Maine

Babson Creek is at the head of Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island. MCHT has a 36-acre preserve along the shore of the creek, featuring meadows, salt marsh, and a small wooded area that attracts wildlife throughout the year.

A Coastal Moment at Boot Head Preserve in Lubec, Maine

Boot Head in Lubec features moss-lined paths to coastal bogs, cobble beaches and rocky promontories that offer stunning views of Maine’s Bold Coast.