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Frenchboro Hike

Posted March 07, 2013, at 6:19 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Frenchboro Preserve, Frenchboro, Maine

For more information: MCHT Membership Manager Kristen Drinkert ; 207-729-7366.; mcht.org

Join MCHT for a day of exploration on the 1160-acre Frenchboro Preserve. After a 45-minute early morning ferry ride, we’ll take a 5-6 mile hike along trails that cut through maritime forests and along shoreline trails. Bold coastal cliffs and rocky headlands offer great views of Mount Desert Island, its off-shore islands and the open ocean. Where to Meet: Swan’s Island Ferry Terminal, Bass Harbor, Mount Desert Island. The ferry has a 9 am departure from Bass Harbor, but please arrive by 8:45 to purchase tickets, with a 3 pm return trip from Frenchboro (No others ferry trips are run that day). A roundtrip ticket on the ferry costs $11.25. You will meet local MCHT staff members Terry Towne and Kristen Drinkert at the ferry terminal in Bass Harbor. Participants should wear good walking boots, extra layers of clothing (examples: winter coat, fleece), gloves or mittens, water, food, and a warm hat. In addition, you are encouraged to bring a camera, binoculars, and field guides. Participants should expect easy to moderately difficult trails that will include ice, inclines, uneven footing, and rough terrain. If you have additional questions, please contact MCHT Membership Manager Kristen Drinkert at kdrinkert@mcht.org or 207-729-7366.

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