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Add this event to my calendar 08/17/2019 10:00 AM 08/17/2019 01:00 PM America/New_York Clark Island Open House

Join us for a special island exploration - and you don’t need a boat to get there! 175-acre Clark Island is one of those rare Maine islands connected to the mainland by a short causeway. We invite the public to a special preview to learn about this "preserve-in-progress" and our current fundraising campaign to purchase the property. If successful, 120 acres of the island will be managed as a preserve – free and open to the public forever.

Come see for yourself! Drop by the Open House to experience Clark Island’s exciting potential for exploration and recreation as a public preserve. We’ll lead guided hikes on Clark’s loop trail through the quiet interior meadows and woods, and past the abandoned cellar holes, granite piers, and pond of a former quarry. You are also welcome to explore on your own.

The Project:

MCHT currently has Clark Island under an option to purchase and the effort to raise $4.8 million by March 2020 is well under way! The surrounding communities have pitched in their support to help permanently preserve this island gem.

Dollar-for-Dollar Match: Thanks to a group of lead donors and the Board of Directors at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, every gift made to Clark Island will now be matched dollar for dollar – whether it’s a one-time gift of $50, a $100 monthly gift, or a larger multi-year pledge. Give today and double your generosity!!

What to Expect:

Our departure point will be the lawn of the Craignair Inn which overlooks Clark Island. You’re free to explore the island on your own (maps provided) or join us for a guided walk that will take about an hour to complete. Guided walks depart from the lawn in front of the Craignair Inn at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. Because of currently limited parking, guests will park nearby and take a five-minute ride to the Craignair Inn by van.

Pre-registration is encouraged so we’ll know how many people to expect and so we can contact you if the event is cancelled due to rain.

Parking:

  • https://goo.gl/maps/tPT4Dm94LHx
  • All attendees will park at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, 113 Marina Road, Spruce Head/St. George. There will be shuttle vans to take you to and from the lawn at the Craignair Inn where we will be gathering. The van ride takes less than five minutes.
  • Parking at the inn is reserved for guests of the Inn. Please help us honor this.

What to Bring:

Come prepared to explore the island! Bring or wear water shoes if you want to explore the beautiful sandy pocket beaches and tidepools.

Comfortable walking shoes and a backpack to carry your extra items is a good idea if you’ll be walking on the island. 

  • Appropriate clothing and extra layers (windbreaker, rain jacket, fleece, etc.)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Plenty of water and snacks
  • Watershoes or Teva-style sandals if you’d like to explore the tidepools or wade in the water
  • Hiking poles if you use them
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

Directions:

From Route One in Thomaston: Take Rt. 131 /High Street South from Thomaston center. After 5.3 miles, turn left onto Rt. 73 N/ Seal Harbor Road. After 0.9 miles, turn right onto Clark Island Road. After approximately a half mile, look for parking signs at the entrance to Marina Road on the left.

Questions?

Contact us 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 Clark Island.

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Contact Info:
Marj Whitman

207-729-7366

Cost: Free. Advance registration is recommended but not required.

Clark Island Open House

Join us for a special island exploration - and you don’t need a boat to get there! 175-acre Clark Island is one of those rare Maine islands connected to the mainland by a short causeway. We invite the public to a special preview to learn about this "preserve-in-progress" and our current fundraising campaign to purchase the property. If successful, 120 acres of the island will be managed as a preserve – free and open to the public forever.

Come see for yourself! Drop by the Open House to experience Clark Island’s exciting potential for exploration and recreation as a public preserve. We’ll lead guided hikes on Clark’s loop trail through the quiet interior meadows and woods, and past the abandoned cellar holes, granite piers, and pond of a former quarry. You are also welcome to explore on your own.

The Project:

MCHT currently has Clark Island under an option to purchase and the effort to raise $4.8 million by March 2020 is well under way! The surrounding communities have pitched in their support to help permanently preserve this island gem.

Dollar-for-Dollar Match: Thanks to a group of lead donors and the Board of Directors at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, every gift made to Clark Island will now be matched dollar for dollar – whether it’s a one-time gift of $50, a $100 monthly gift, or a larger multi-year pledge. Give today and double your generosity!!

What to Expect:

Our departure point will be the lawn of the Craignair Inn which overlooks Clark Island. You’re free to explore the island on your own (maps provided) or join us for a guided walk that will take about an hour to complete. Guided walks depart from the lawn in front of the Craignair Inn at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. Because of currently limited parking, guests will park nearby and take a five-minute ride to the Craignair Inn by van.

Pre-registration is encouraged so we’ll know how many people to expect and so we can contact you if the event is cancelled due to rain.

Parking:

  • https://goo.gl/maps/tPT4Dm94LHx
  • All attendees will park at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, 113 Marina Road, Spruce Head/St. George. There will be shuttle vans to take you to and from the lawn at the Craignair Inn where we will be gathering. The van ride takes less than five minutes.
  • Parking at the inn is reserved for guests of the Inn. Please help us honor this.

What to Bring:

Come prepared to explore the island! Bring or wear water shoes if you want to explore the beautiful sandy pocket beaches and tidepools.

Comfortable walking shoes and a backpack to carry your extra items is a good idea if you’ll be walking on the island. 

  • Appropriate clothing and extra layers (windbreaker, rain jacket, fleece, etc.)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Plenty of water and snacks
  • Watershoes or Teva-style sandals if you’d like to explore the tidepools or wade in the water
  • Hiking poles if you use them
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

Directions:

From Route One in Thomaston: Take Rt. 131 /High Street South from Thomaston center. After 5.3 miles, turn left onto Rt. 73 N/ Seal Harbor Road. After 0.9 miles, turn right onto Clark Island Road. After approximately a half mile, look for parking signs at the entrance to Marina Road on the left.

Questions?

Contact us 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 Clark Island.

113 Marina Road, St. george, me

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