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MCHT To Offer Guided Hikes on Frenchboro and Marshall Island Preserves

Stonington & Frenchboro -

FRENCHBORO – Maine Coast Heritage Trust is proud to offer a series of nine guided outings to their Frenchboro and Marshall Island preserves. Four trips to the Frenchboro preserve are being offered this summer. These are full day trips from 8am – 7pm,  July 9th & 23rd, August 20th & September 3rd  starting at the “Swan’s Island Ferry Terminal” in Bass Harbor.  Please be on time, the passenger-only ferry leaves promptly at 8am!

The Frenchboro outings start with an enjoyable 45-minute early morning ferry ride packed with harbor porpoise, seals and other sea life. Once docked in Frenchboro we’ll take a 6-8 mile hike within MCHT’s 970-acre Frenchboro Preserve on trails that weave through maritime forests and along rocky shorelines. Bold coastal cliffs and rocky headlands offer great views of Mount Desert Island, its off-shore islands and the open ocean.

There will also be 5 MCHT trips out to Marshall Island, a 981-acre gem of an island! Protected in 2003 with help from the Land for Maine’s Future Program, Marshall is the largest undeveloped, uninhabited island on the east coast. Following a cruise through scenic Merchant Row, join MCHT staff as they take you on a 6-8 mile hike thru lush maritime forests to ocean views, tide pools and picturesque sandy beaches. Marshall Island has a rugged feeling that gives you a different sense of the Maine coast. There are five Marshall Island trips being offered this summer: July 7th and 21st, August 4th and 18th, and September 1st. These are full-day trips (8:30am – 4:30pm) and reservations are required. Contact Stonington-based Old Quarry Ocean Adventures Inc. at 207-367-8977 or info@OldQuarry.com to reserve a spot on these trips and receive directions.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Terry Towne, Mcht Steward

Telephone Number: (207)244-5100

Website: http://mcht.org

Email: ttowne@mcht.org