Trips & Events
We keep the coast accessible
Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers you opportunities for fun, inspiration, and education on field trips and events at our preserves along Maine’s incredible coast. Join us, and invite your friends and family, to discover and explore the eclectic beauty of Maine's coastline and wildlife and learn about the rich history of Maine’s coast and its people.
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September 4Special EventModerate Hike
Come spend the day on Long Island in the town of Frenchboro. The day includes a guided hike through the Frenchboro Preserve to learn about the island wildlife and a visit to the island museum.Add to my calendar 09/04/2019 09:45 AM 09/04/2019 02:45 PM America/New_York Frenchboro Preserve Wildlife Walk/ Event details
* Please note: this trip was originally scheduled for Aug. 28 but has been moved to Wednesday, September 4. *
Join Frenchboro Island Institute Fellow Natalie Hyde Petersen for a hike through Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Frenchboro Preserve and learn about the plants, animals, and history of the island. In addition to a guided hike, there will be time to visit the island's historical museum and to explore on your own.
Natalie Hyde Petersen is the Island Institute Fellow for the Frenchboro community. She is incorporating work with Maine Coast Heritage Trust into her fellowship and assisting in maintenance of and improvements to the Preserve.
After the hike and picnic lunch by the ocean, we'll visit the Frenchboro Museum to learn about the island's human history and have free time to explore the preserve and town.
Come prepared to spend about 5 hours on the island, including lunchtime. Since there are no restaurants or stores, please bring a lunch and whatever else you will need for the day.
The hike will be moderately challenging, with rustic trails and uneven terrain, but no major changes in elevation.
Participants are responsible for purchasing their own ferry tickets and getting to the island. See https://www.maine.gov/mdot/ferry/frenchboro/ for ferry details.
This event is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Contact Natalie Hyde Petersen at if you have further questions.Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal, Tremont, Maine The Island Institute false MM/DD/YYYY
September 7Special EventKid Friendly Event
Save the Date!!
Join us for our annual fall celebration and volunteer appreciation event in MDI. Event details will be available...Add to my calendar 09/07/2019 01:00 PM 09/07/2019 04:00 PM America/New_York Fall Celebration on MDI/ Event details
Save the Date!!
Join us for our annual fall celebration and volunteer appreciation event in MDI. Event details will be available in August.
Please check back for more information soon.Maine Coast Heritage Trust false MM/DD/YYYY
September 14Special EventFamily FriendlyFree Event
Join us for a traditional clam bake and barbecue, come hear the Passamaquoddy drum group, Spirit Circle, and enjoy the company of your friends and neighbors on the edge of beautiful Sipp Bay!Add to my calendar 09/14/2019 02:00 PM 09/14/2019 06:00 PM America/New_York Sipp Bay Community Celebration/ Event details
We appreciate working with you here in Washington County!
The Maine Coast Heritage Trust stewardship and lands crew is building an old-fashioned clam bake on the beach at Sipp Bay. We plan to cook clams, corn, and potatoes in the bake, and grill hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.
Come early if you want to see the bake being built; we plan to cover the bake at 2pm. There will be games and a hike at 2:30, with the Passamaquoddy drum group, Spirit Circle, drumming at 3:30pm. We will eat between 4:30 and 5pm.
A rain date is set for Sunday, September 15th.
We hope you will come and share in our gratitude for all the support we have in Washington County or just come and check us out.
All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. See you there!
Advance online registration is recommended but not required to help us know how many people to expect. In the event of rain, we will notify everyone by email who is registered. If rain is in the forecast, the decision to move the event to our rain date of Sunday, Sept. 15 will be made on Friday, Sept. 13.
Access to the preserve is from US Route 1 in Perry, via Burby Road.
From the west, follow Route 1 north from the intersection of Route 1 and Route 214 in Pembroke 3.8 miles and turn right on Burby Road. Follow Burby Road 0.75 miles onto the peninsula and look for parking signs.
From the east at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 190 in Perry, follow Route 1 south 2.8 miles and turn left on Burby Road. Follow Burby Road 0.75 miles onto the peninsula and look for parking signs.
Be sure to sign up for our email list so we can keep you up to date on news about our work in Washington County and across the entire coast of Maine.Sipp Bay Preserve, Perry, Maine Maine Coast Heritage Trust false MM/DD/YYYY
September 28Special EventFamily Friendly
Save the date for a community celebration co-hosted by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. Stay tuned for more details!Add to my calendar 09/28/2019 01:00 PM 09/28/2019 05:00 PM America/New_York Woodward Point Opening Celebration/ Event details
Come celebrate the opening of the new Woodward Point Preserve in Brunswick!
A two-year campaign spearheaded by MCHT and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust raised $3.5 million to preserve this beautiful 87-acre property on two peninsulas with over two miles of shoreline – one of the last undeveloped coastal parcels of its size in Southern Maine. Learn more about Woodward Point.
Details for the fall event are still coming together. Mark your calendars and come explore the new preserve with us!
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required so we'll know how many people to expect and so we can notify you if the event is cancelled due to rain.
Contact Marj Whitman at or call (207) 729-7366.
Make a donation to MCHT today and support conservation on the coast of Maine. Your contribution helps us protect and steward special places like Woodward Point.Brunswick, Maine Maine Coast Heritage Trust false MM/DD/YYYY