Open House at Preble Cove Preserve
Great Cranberry Island
Explore a lovely new Maine Coast Heritage Trust Preserve and nearby conserved lands on Great Cranberry Island.
Pack a lunch for a picnic on the beach at Preble Cove or plan to visit Hitty’s Café. The Preble-Marr Historical Museum will also be open and is just a short walk from Preble Cove.
Boat transportation will be provided but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Upon arrival at the island, there is an option to do a shore landing at the Preserve or walk .5 miles from the town dock. All boats will return from town dock at the end of the day (plan for at least 1 mile of walking). Trails are relatively flat, but expect uneven terrain and bog bridging.
There are four shuttle times available. Boats will depart and return to the Northeast Harbor town float (the float farthest on the right when looking out at the water from the parking lot and harbor master's office).
- Depart: 9:00 am - Return: 12:30 pm
- Depart: 9:45 am - Return: 1:15 pm
- Depart: 10:30 am - Return: 2:00 pm
- Depart: 11:15 am - Return: 2:45 pm
What to bring:
- Our boats have life preservers for adults only. Participants with children must come with a properly fitting PFD for each child.
- Boats are open, so dress for cooler temps on the water and possible light spray.
- Pack a lunch and plenty of water or buy lunch on island at Hitty’s or the island General Store.
Cancellation policy and weather:
If necessary, a weather cancellation posted on web page between 4 and 5pm on the 13th
Contact the Mount Desert office at Maine Coast Heritage Trust: (207) 244-5100.
This trip is free and open to all ages. Admission to the museum is free, though donations appreciated.
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