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, and The Nature Conservancy, 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. Perry Creek Preserve (VLT)

perry creek preserve

3. Watershed Preserve

watershed preserve

4. Isle au Haut Mountain Park (Town)

isle au haut mountain

5. Whitmore Pond Sanctuary (VLT)

whitmore pond

6. Tip Toe Mountain (Town/VLT)

tip toe mountain

7. Middle Mountain (Town)

middle mountain

8. Fish Hook Preserve (VLT)

fish hook preserve

9. Carrying Place Bridge

carrying place bridge

10. Eleanor L Campbell (VLT)

eleanor l campbell

11. Lane's Island (TNC)

lane's island

12. Armbrust Hill (Town)

armburst hill

13. State Beach (Town)

state beach

14. Huber Preserve (MCHT)


15. Starboard Rock Sanctuary

starboard rock

16. Round Pond Trail (VLT)

round pond trail

17. Skoog Park (VLT)

skoog park

18. Marcuse Wetlands

marcuse wetlands

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


Drop us a line!