Mission Statement

Vinalhaven Land Trust promotes the conservation and appreciation of our island's significant plant and wildlife habitat, our water resources, and scenic or traditionally valued spaces in order to preserve the character of the community for generations to come.

Breaking News

Snowshoe Pop-up


Date: TBD

Winter 2020

This winter Banner Moffat will lead a snowshoe walk, when there is plenty of fluffy snow. We will post the day and time on Facebook, and send out an email. Let us know if you want to be included on the email list. FREE!

Educator of the Year


Emily Cohn was just given the honor of Environmental Educator of the Year by the Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA). Emily teaches middle school science at the Vinalhaven School, and is a VLT board member! Mostly, Emily is an awesome teacher who loves her subject matter, and her students benefit from that passion. Happy to have you on Vinalhaven Emily!  

Winter Hiking


The trails are beautiful this time of year too! Put on  your yak tracks or snow shoes, some warm outdoor clothing, and venture onto one of our preserves for some breathe-taking views.  There are new trails on Fish Hook Preserve and Round Pond. Maps and brochures are all available under Preserves. Happy hiking!

Movie Night: Anthropocene


Thursday, March 5, 6:30 PM

Vinalhaven Town Office

The 2018 film, Anthropocene made by Canadian filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky  documents the impact humans have made on the planet. The third in a series of films: Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and  Watermark (2012). Winner at the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Feature Length Documentary, and Best Cinematography in a Documentary. Anthropocene refers to a proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. 87 minutes. NR


Movie Matinee: The Little Prince


Thursday, February 20th, 1 PM 

Vinalhaven Town Office

The Little Prince (2016) is an animated film based on the 1943 novella of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. When an over-scheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, he regales her with tales of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid. Rated PG, 110 minutes. FREE!

Movie Night: Born in China


Thursday, March 19, 6:30 PM

Vinalhaven Town office


From frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, filmmaker Lu Chuan follows the adventures of four animal families in China: the giant panda, the golden snub-nosed monkey, the Tibetan antelope, and the elusive snow leopard. 76 minutes, NR.



Our preserve guides show you how to get there, some history, and point out what features, flora, and fauna to expect from the trails. You can print brochures from the website, or visit our kiosk at Skoog Park.



School has begun! We have lots of great environmental education programs scheduled for this year. Saltwater Classroom is a new ocean science program for grades 4-6. Click below to see what VLT supports at Vinalhaven School.



It was a great season of walks and talks, stay tuned to the Wind, Facebook, for next summer's walks and talks.

Contact Us

Stop by and see us!

When the flag is up, visitors are welcome in the office to peruse the many maps of island ecology and visit the Al and Hilary Creighton Resource Room. Located at Skoog Park, .2 miles from the ferry terminal.

Vinalhaven Land Trust

12 Skoog Park Rd, Vinalhaven, Maine 04863, United States

Mailing address: Vinalhaven Land Trust P.O. Box 268 VInalhaven, ME 04863 (207) 863-2543


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