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.
Located in Edmunds Township on the shores of Cobscook Bay, this 1,520-acre working farm and woodlot features more than five miles of coastline, productive clam flats, and wildlife-rich wetlands. Portions of the property are available to the public for kayaking, picnicking, and hiking.
Located in the heart of Blue Hill Bay, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Tinker Island Preserve offers picnicking, beachcombing, hunting, and camping in a remote setting. The preserve can be reached by boat or kayak.
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.
This 21,870-acre West Grand Lake Community Forest is a working landscape with seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, including fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, ATV riding, kayaking, remote camping, geocaching, and observing wildlife.
Located in Harpswell, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 122-acre Whaleboat Island Preserve features a rocky shoreline that invites exploration at low tide, a grassy meadow ideal for picnics, and three secluded campsites.
Located in Lubec, the Wharf on Johnson’s Bay offers fishermen a full-service buying station for lobsters, crabs, clams, urchins, periwinkles, and scallops. Thirty-eight lobster and scallop boats and nearly 120 skiff fishermen sell their products to the Wharf. Its location outside of the Lubec Narrows allows for a safe approach and berthing for the unloading of vessels.
The Whistle Stop Trail winds 14 miles through the scenic hills of Western Maine, connecting the towns of Jay and Farmington. This mostly gravel surfaced trail is open year round for multiple uses, and offers beautiful views of the region’s rolling farmland landscape.