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 â€“ 7pm,Â July 9th & 23rd, August 20th & September 3rdÂ starting at the â€śSwanâ€™s Island Ferry Terminalâ€ť in Bass Harbor.Â 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 weâ€™ll take a 6-8 mile hike within MCHTâ€™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 Maineâ€™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 â€“ 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.
Contact Name: Terry Towne, Mcht Steward
Telephone Number: (207)244-5100