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Welcome to Vinalhaven Hiking Preserves

Guidelines to Preserve Use

Visitors to our preserves are invited to enjoy some of the traditional activities of Vinalhaven life, which include walking, snowshoeing, hunting (in season), wildlife observation, and plant study. Dogs under control and on the trail are welcome in most preserves. The preserves are open dawn to dusk; no fires, please.

Vinalhaven soils are thin and fragile and are easily disturbed. Vehicles, motorized or non-motorized, including bicycles and horses, are not allowed on any preserve. And should a trail or preserve have some degradation because of use or seasonal changes (think mud or runoff), we may temporarily re-route or close it to allow it to recover.

That said, our trails are in great shape, and we hope you take advantage of them!

Trail guides and instructions on how to reach the trailheads are also available in our kiosk, just off the Sands Road, at 12 Skoog Park Road.


 


 

Hiking Preserves

Thanks to three decades of generosity, we now have many preserves for the public to enjoy.  We manage and monitor them carefully to protect habitat and water resources. 


You will find links to our trail maps below, with information on each preserve. If you find anything amiss on one of our trails, please let us know. Enjoy the trails!


The Town of Vinalhaven, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and the American Legion also have some wonderful parks and preserves, we show them here on our map, with links to as much info as available.

Preserve Links

1. Skoog Park and VLT Office

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Skoog Park

2. Grimes Park

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Grimes Park (AL)

3. Armbrust Hill Town Park

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Armbrust Hill

4. Boy Scout Point Town Park

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Boy Scout point

5. Lane's Island Preserve

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lane's island (tnc)

6. Booth's Quarry Town Park

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booth's quarry

7. Narrow's Town Park

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narrow's town park

8. Geary's BeachTown Park

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geary's town park

9. Huber Preserve

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huber preserve (MCHT)

10. Sunset Rock Town Park

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sunset rock

11. The Basin Preserve

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12. Isle Au Haut Town Park

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isle au haut


13. Lawson's Quarry Town Park

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lawson's quarry

14. Round Pond Trail

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round pond trail (vlt)

15. Fish Hook Preserve

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fish hook preserve (vlt)

16. Carrying Place Bridge

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carrying place bridge (mcht)

17. Eleanor Campbell Preserve

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eleanor campbell (vlt)

18. Starboard Rock Sanctuary

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starboard rock (vlt)

19. Marcuse Wetland Preserve

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marcuse wetland

20. Middle Mountain Town Park

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middle mountain

21. Perry Creek Preserve

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perry creek

22. Whitmore Pond Sanctuary

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whitmore pond (vlt)

23a. Tip Toe Mtn Town Park

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tip toe town park

23b. Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

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tip toe mountain
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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 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, PO Box 268, Vinalhaven, ME 04863, US

(207) 863-2543

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