This past year Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) protected 7.53 miles of shorefront and seven coastal islands with the help of thousands of generous donors. There’s still work to do, trails to build, signs to put up, etc., but we want to make sure these amazing places—just a few of our favorites protected in 2016—are on your radar.
High Island, St. George
Conserved in 2016
High is lovely, edged in quartz-veined rocks, its trails lined with ripe raspberries in August. Plus it’s fairly easy to get to, just a half mile from shore. Have you been?
One of the things we love best about High Island is how much its conservation means to the community of St. George. The community held a parade to help raise funds toward the purchase, and since the spring of 2016 neighbors have been working with MCHT steward Amanda Devine on trail-building and site improvements to make it an even better destination for locals and visitors alike.