Coastal Moments

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. There’s a reason that the mid-coast area is considered one of the premier cruising grounds in the world.

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.

A Coastal Moment at Cooksey Drive Preserve in Mt. Desert, Maine

On Cooksey Drive east of Seal Harbor in Mount Desert there’s a sweet little overlook, protected by MCHT.

A Coastal Moment at Sipp Bay Preserve in Perry, Maine

Located in a northern corner of Cobscook Bay in the town of Perry, this coastal preserve features stunning views and ample wildlife viewing opportunities.