This 124-acre Preserve stretches for a mile along the St. George River in Appleton. Access to the river is available for fishing and canoeing showcasing the river’s rips and a section of an historical canal. The woodlands offer opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing and hunting.
Jointly owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the Vinalhaven Land Trust, this 789-acre preserve surrounds a 360-acre tidal embayment on the west side of Vinalhaven. Visitors enjoy exploring the preserve on land from one of four hiking trailheads and on water via kayak or small boat.
Located in the town of Owls Head, Birch Point State Park features one of Maine’s most attractive crescent-shaped sand beaches. The park is a quiet place to swim, fish, observe wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of the Maine coast.
Rising above the western shore of Penobscot Bay, Camden Hills State Park encompasses more than 5,700 acres open for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. The park’s peaks and rocky ledges feature sweeping views of the Maine coast.
Located in Friendship, the Fishermen’s Heritage Lobster Co-op wharf services 40 lobster boats in a fishing harbor that is one of the busiest in the state. Over 60 families are supported in this community by the earnings from lobsters landed at the Co-op. LMF grant funds helped finance numerous improvements to the wharf.
The Friendship Lobster Cooperative wharf has been an important access point for the community since the 1800’s when coastal steamers and fishing boats unloaded there. With a large wharf, buildings which house offices, workshops, storage, and parking, the property is one of the most important fisheries access points in Friendship Harbor.
The Isle au Haut Municipal multi-use pier directly benefits the island’s 15 commercial fishermen who land lobsters, halibut, scallops, and clams. The municipal pier is the island’s only public access point.
Located in North Haven, J.O. Brown & Son maintain the most heavily trafficked wharf on the island. LMF grant funds helped finance the following improvements: replacing an old wharf side with a wider and longer structure, replacing the ramp, installing a hoist and dedicating one side of the pier to commercial fishing uses.
Located in Owls Head, the Ship to Shore Lobster Wharf serves more than 30 fishing boats with all-tide access, bait, fuel, parking, and two hydraulic winches with booms. There are roughly 100 families supported from the commercial fishing activities on the wharf. Landings at the wharf include lobster, but in the future the hope is to handle shrimp, scallops, crab, clams and worms.
The Spruce Head Fishermen’s Cooperative is one of the most significant lobster landing sites on the coast of Maine and supports over 75 boats. Successful completion of this project not only secured working access for the fishermen, but benefited over 100 families who are supported by the revenue generated across this property.
On an island where nearly 50% of the year-round population earns a living from fisheries, the Vinalhaven Lobstermen’s Co-op is one of three important access properties in Carver’s Harbor. It serves about 60 boats, has 84 members, and supports 100 island families with income from the sale of lobsters and crabs.