Maine Island Trail Association

America's first water trail
Created, protected, and enjoyed by people who love the coast of Maine.
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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. Below are links to more detailed safety and planning information. Clicking on these links will take you to the corresponding section of our Online Trail Guide.