Maine Island Trail Association

America's first water trail
Created, protected, and enjoyed by people who love the coast of Maine.

Safety on the Trail

Even just offshore, Maine's islands are a remote wilderness and visiting them safely depends on your diligence and preparation. Please make sure that you have the appropriate skill, experience, and equipment for navigating Maine's coastal waters before heading out.  

Our Store to Shore brochure is full of useful suggestions and checklists to help sea kayakers safely manage risk and minimize impact.

Refer to the Guidebook or App for more important safety information.  Also check out the follow boating safety & hazards brochures: