Camping

An aerial view of Little Whaleboat Island in Maine's Casco Bay.

Little Whaleboat Island, Harpswell

A beloved trio of islands open to the public for exploration

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Rocky Lake, Whiting

Featuring nearly six miles of lakeshore and 3,057 acres in Whiting, this wildlife-rich preserve is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year.

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Monroe Island, Owls Head

Located in Owls Head, this 225-acre island preserve boasts classic Maine coast scenery, including small protected landings, two welcoming campsites, and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay from bold bedrock cliffs.

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Lanes Island, Yarmouth

Located near the mouth of the Royal River, Lanes Island in Yarmouth has drawn visitors to its sandy shores for centuries.

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Pond Island, Penobscot Bay

Located in eastern Penobscot Bay, this 32-acre island preserve features breathtaking views, extensive beaches, and diverse wildlife habitats.

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Pond Island, Frenchboro

This 241-acre preserve invites exploration and showcases spectacular scenery from the mountains of Acadia to the seemingly endless string of islands leading to Isle au Haut.

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Stave Island, Gouldsboro

Located in Gouldsboro, this 121-acre island preserve’s bold southern shoreline features spectacular views of Frenchman Bay, Mount Desert Island and the peaks of Acadia National Park.

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The Goslings, Harpswell

This trifecta of small islands features idyllic sand beaches and inviting campsites in the heart of Casco Bay.

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Thomas Island, Bar Harbor

The largest of a three-island archipelago in Mount Desert Narrows, Thomas Island offers an off-the-beaten path experience just minutes from Acadia National Park.

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Tinker Island (McKenney Preserve), Tremont

The McKenney Preserve on Tinker Island in Tremont provides scenic vistas along its expansive beach-lined shores.

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West Sister Island, Swans Island

Located in outer Blue Hill Bay, this preserve’s cobble beach offers stunning views of the distant peaks of Acadia National Park and surrounding islands.

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Whaleboat Island, Harpswell

The largest wild island in Casco Bay, Whaleboat’s scenic campsites, rocky shoreline, gravel beaches, and expansive meadow invite endless exploration. 

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Bagaduce River Region, Castine

This scenic tidal river and its surrounding landscape, known for its diverse wildlife habitat, is home to many conserved lands, including nine MCHT Preserves.

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Battle Island, Penobscot

This small island preserve in Hancock County features lovely views of the Bagaduce River Estuary and many vantage points to spot wildlife.

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Treat Island, Eastport

Located between Eastport and Lubec in the deep waters of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook bays, Treat Island has a rich history and abounds in natural beauty.

May 17 to 21 shoot on Black Island and Kitteredge Brook Forest for Maine Coast Heritage Trsut

Black Island and Little Black Island, Frenchboro

This 337-acre preserve, part of Frenchboro, features quiet picnic spots, rugged beauty, and breathtaking ocean-side camping.