Vinalhaven Land Trust

Conserving the Nature of Vinalhaven

About Us



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.




Lots of exciting events this summer!  Join us in July for our summer camp, Island Explorers. Other activities include tide pooling at Lane's Island, building fairy houses, making cards from pressed flowers, and more!




See the calendar for a full schedule of walks and talks this summer! Bird Walks meet every Thursday at 8 a.m. Other walks and talks include topics such as ferns, lobsters, butterflies, shorebirds, and more!

Walks and talks

Breaking News

Poetry on the Story Trail


Vinalhaven School has been busy...writing poetry! Come take a walk to the shores of the Basin while reading young, local writers.

Warbler Walk


Join John Drury on Monday, May 27 at 7:30 a.m. to seek out returning songbirds. This is our first bird walk of the season!

New Cards


VLT steward Kerry Hardy has taken some beautiful photographs this year. Stop by the office to buy these lovely notecards.

Annual Meeting


Join us under the tent at Skoog Park on Friday, July 26 at 4 p.m. This year's talk will be on "Groundwater in Vinalhaven" with a panel of speakers. As usual, there will be beverages and snacks, and a chance to talk with staff, board, and community members.

New Book Coming Soon


The Story Trail will have a new book soon! The Salamander Room, by Anne Mazer, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, is about a boy who finds a salamander in the woods and imagines the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home. 

Become a Member


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.

Click on the Donate Now button to pay your new or renewal membership ($20 for individuals, $40 per couple), or to make an additional donation. 


Click here for membership forms.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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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