Size: About 600 acres.
Trails: 11 trails totaling 6 miles.
Features: Diverse landforms and habitats surrounding a mile-long tidal creek; elevated panoramic views; largest block of protected land on Vinalhaven; excellent opportunities to watch birds and other wildlife.
History: In the 1980’s, some visionary families could see that this pristine spot, visited and enjoyed since the time of the Red Paint people, was likely to be cut in smaller pieces and sold, with huge homes and no trespassing signs to follow. Their work eventually resulted in this preserve, and the formation of the Vinalhaven Land Trust.
Be Aware: Foot traffic only. Stay on marked trails to minimize potential tick contact. Dogs are allowed, but please keep them leashed.
Cairn at Fox Rocks, photo by Kerry Hardy
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.
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.
12 Skoog Park Rd, Vinalhaven, Maine 04863, United States
09:00 am – 02:00 pm