Grimes Park, Vinalhaven

Grimes Park is a tiny park with short trails and great views of the cove and harbor. You can explore the park and have...

Starboard Rock Sanctuary, Vinalhaven

I love the way Vinalhaven Land Trust introduces this preserve on its pamphlet: “Welcome to one of the most dramatic promontories on the Maine...

Eleanor Campbell Preserve, Vinalhaven

The quiet cobble beach on Polly Cove is surprisingly beautiful and big, at low tide at least! The path from the designated parking area...

Lower Mill River Preserve, Vinalhaven

The Vinalhaven Land Trust has helped protected about 108 acres of land in this area, a region that encompasses the Round Pond Trail, Fish...

Perry Creek Conservation Area, Vinalhaven

Perry Creek Conservation Area trails in blue; Middle Mountain trails in red The largest contiguous protected area on the island, the 600-acre Perry Creek...

Middle Mountain Town Park, Vinalhaven

Middle Mountain trails in red; Perry Creek Conservation Area trails in blue I believe this 75-acre park is probably beautiful to visit no matter...

Marcuse Wetlands Preserve, Vinalhaven

The ferns had slipped from bright green to light yellow, mint, and chestnut brown on a recent autumn day. The Vinalhaven Land Trust explains...

Whitmore Pond Sanctuary, Vinalhaven

Up the road from Tip Toe Mountain, you can check out the small Whitmore Pond Sanctuary and its reversing falls. There’s room for one...

Tip Toe Mountain Preserve, Vinalhaven

This is my friend’s favorite Vinalhaven Land Trust preserve. It definitely has the best name! There are three little tip toe summits within the...

Kittredge Brook Forest, Mount Desert Island

You can walk a fair distance at this 523-acre Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve, which abuts thousands of acres of protected park land. We...