If You Love the Maine Coast, You’ve Come to the Right Place

Maine’s coast is facing urgent threats. Access to the shore is being cut off, climate change is negatively impacting native plants and animals, and development pressure continues to compromise the land we depend on.
Maine Coast Heritage Trust was founded in 1970 to protect the very best of the Maine coast, and they’ve come a long way in the last 50 years, conserving more than 150,000 acres and creating more than 100 public preserves open to all.
MCHT is now in the midst of a historic campaign to create more access to the shore, protect wildlife habitat, and work with Maine communities to save the places people love.
Today, they work out of four different offices (one on Mount Desert Island) and in all seven coastal counties to protect land, care for the land, connect us to the coast, and support other Maine land trusts.
In the Mount Desert Island region, where they got their start, MCHT owns and cares for several off-the-beaten-path preserves open to the public. Kittredge Brook Forest offers miles of trails in the heart of the MDI, while offshore islands like Marshall Island and Black Island are wild and remote.
To learn more about Maine Coast Heritage Trust and their amazing work, please visit their website.
Mount Desert Island region preserves include:
  • Acadia Mountain
  • Babson Creek
  • Black Island & Little Black Island
  • Blue Horizons
  • Cranberry Shores
  • Folly Island
  • Frenchboro
  • Great Gott
  • Kelley Farm
  • Kittredge Brook Forest
  • Marshall Island
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Pond Island (Frenchboro)
  • Stave Island
  • Thomas Island
  • Tinker Island
  • West Sister Island