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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 17 1/2 miles of 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.

1. VLT Office

3. Armbrust Hill

2. Grimes Park

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2. Grimes Park

3. Armbrust Hill

2. Grimes Park

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3. Armbrust Hill

3. Armbrust Hill

4. Boy Scout Pt Town Park

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4. Boy Scout Pt Town Park

5. Lane's Island Preserve

4. Boy Scout Pt Town Park

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5. Lane's Island Preserve

5. Lane's Island Preserve

5. Lane's Island Preserve

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6. Booth's Quarry

5. Lane's Island Preserve

5. Lane's Island Preserve

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7. Narrow's Town Park

7. Narrow's Town Park

7. Narrow's Town Park

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8. Geary's Beach

7. Narrow's Town Park

7. Narrow's Town Park

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9. Huber Preserve

7. Narrow's Town Park

9. Huber Preserve

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10. Sunset Rock

12. Isle Au Haut Town Park

9. Huber Preserve

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11. The Basin Preserve

12. Isle Au Haut Town Park

12. Isle Au Haut Town Park

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12. Isle Au Haut Town Park

12. Isle Au Haut Town Park

12. Isle Au Haut Town Park

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13. Lawson's Quarry

15. Fish Hook Preserve

14. Round Pond Trail

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14. Round Pond Trail

15. Fish Hook Preserve

14. Round Pond Trail

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15. Fish Hook Preserve

15. Fish Hook Preserve

16. Carrying Place Bridge

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16. Carrying Place Bridge

16. Carrying Place Bridge

16. Carrying Place Bridge

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17. Eleanor Campbell

16. Carrying Place Bridge

17. Eleanor Campbell

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18. Starboard Rock

16. Carrying Place Bridge

17. Eleanor Campbell

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19. Marcuse Wetland Preserve

21. Perry Creek Conservation Area

20. Middle Mountain Town Park

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20. Middle Mountain Town Park

21. Perry Creek Conservation Area

20. Middle Mountain Town Park

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21. Perry Creek Conservation Area

21. Perry Creek Conservation Area

21. Perry Creek Conservation Area

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22. Whitmore Pond Sanctuary

23b. Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

21. Perry Creek Conservation Area

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23a. Tip Toe Mtn Town Park

23b. Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

23b. Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

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23b. Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

23b. Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

23b. Tip Toe Mountain Preserve

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