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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 4

    Frenchboro Preserve Wildlife Walk
    Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal, Tremont, Maine / 9:45 am—2:45 pm / Free

    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.

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    * 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.

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  • September 7

    Fall Celebration on MDI
    / 1:00 pm—4:00 pm / Free

    Save the Date!!

    Join us for our annual fall celebration and volunteer appreciation event in MDI. Event details will be available...

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    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.

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