Coastal Moments

A Coastal Moment from Aldermere Farm, Rockport, Maine

Aldermere Farm Preserve in Rockport is famous for its Belted Galloway herd, but its also home to beautiful Lily Pond at the foot of the Camden Hills. 

A Coastal Moment from Lanes Island Preserve, Yarmouth, Maine

Located at the mouth of the Royal River in Casco Bay, Lanes Island Preserve features two spectacular campsites and a white sand beach on the south end of the island.

A Coastal Moment from Weskeag Preserve, South Thomaston, Maine

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.RE

A Coastal Moment from Tills Point Preserve, Penobscot, Maine

Located in Penobscot, this lovely 49-acre preserve offers sweeping views of the Bagaduce River and conservation lands in all directions.

A Coastal Moment from Long Point Preserve, Machiasport, Maine

With a rich history, this scenic point in Machiasport boasts incredible natural beauty with sweeping views to the islands of outer Machias Bay.

A Coastal Moment from Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport, Maine

This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.4-mile trail and gardens where young people grow food for the community.

A Coastal Moment from Lampson Preserve, Castine and Penobscot, Maine

Despite its small size, the 21-acre Lampson Preserve in Castine and Penobscot offers many wildlife viewing opportunities and a quiet picnic spot along the banks of the Bagaduce River.

A Coastal Moment from Harriman Point Preserve, Brooklin, Maine

In Brooklin, Harriman Point’s beaches boast spectacular views across Blue Hill Bay to Mount Desert Island. Welcome to Blue Hill Peninsula’s largest continuous stretch of coastline open to the public.

A Coastal Moment from Woodward Point Preserve, Brunswick, Maine

Conserved in partnership with Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Woodward Point Preserve spans most of a peninsula in Brunswick on the New Meadows River and features more than two miles of shore frontage as well as trails through fields and forest.

A Coastal Moment from Whaleboat Island Preserve, Harpswell, Maine

The largest undeveloped island in Casco Bay, Whaleboat Island offers a surprisingly remote feeling and is easily accessed from several nearby towns.

A Coastal Moment from The Goslings Preserve, Harpswell, Maine

Long beloved by boaters in Casco Bay, this special trio of islands offers lovely pocket beaches, campsites, and trails.

A Coastal Moment from the Stone Barn Farm Preserve, Bar Harbor, Maine

The iconic Stone Barn Farm property in Bar Harbor features fields, woods, and incredible historic buildings. And it’s now an MCHT preserve!

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

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

A Coastal Moment from Bog Brook Cove Preserve, Cutler and Trescott, Maine

This expansive preserve features gravel and cobble beaches, breathtaking views of the Bold Coast, a universally-accessible trail, and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.

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.