Jane Arbuckle, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Director of Stewardship, raised her three daughters on the water. She couldn’t be away from it for long. For one thing, her job is caring for MCHT’s conserved lands from Kittery to Lubec. For another, there’s the Maine coast’s magnetic pull.
And so she wrapped newborns to her chest and hopped on boats. Her girls grew up staring into tide pools instead of screens. They learned the names for the plants they played among and the birds that soared overhead. They grew into women with deep knowledge of and love for the Maine coast—and sea legs to boot.
Would you like to follow in Jane’s footsteps with your own little ones? Here are some of her picks for kid-friendly MCHT preserves up and down the coast, where you can share your love for nature with the people who stand to benefit from it the most: kids.