Marcuse Wetland Preserve

VLT's Newest Trail!

Size: 45 acres, approximately 15 acres of which is wetland.

Trails: 0.6 mile Loop Trail, with 0.2 mile Spur across wetland.


Forested trails with benches at scenic overlooks of wetlands, timber bridging providing access to center of wetland, remnants of a very early homestead.

Be Aware: 

  • Foot traffic only
  • Poison ivy in Preserve, but none near trails
  • Hunters may be present during hunting season


From the ferry terminal, go left on Sands Road for 0.4 miles, then right on Old Harbor Road for 0.3 miles, then bearing slightly left onto North Haven Road for 2.5 miles. Bear left at the intersection with Calderwood Neck Road, staying on North Haven Road for another 1.8 miles. Parking for the Marcuse Wetland Preserve is on the left, at the foot of a steep hill just beyond the windmills.

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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. 


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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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09:00 am – 02:00 pm

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