Most People Don’t Know About This Remote But Totally Accessible Maine Island

Mainers know that finding a good way to explore the outdoors isn’t especially difficult. Between gorgeous forests hidden in plain sight and secret places where you can completely relax, there are plenty places to enjoy. But, what CAN be a challenge is finding someplace new – someplace undiscovered that feels a bit removed from the rest of the world. That’s why we love Frenchboro Preserve, part of Frenchboro Long Island!

Note: A previous version of this article stated that camping was allowed on Frenchboro Long Island. This is not the case. Frenchboro Preserve may only be accessed on a day-use basis. Camping and fires are prohibited.

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For more information on the layout of the area, click here for a map and legend. To learn more about Maine’s nature preserves, check out the Maine Coast Heritage Trust site.

And, for some of our favorite camping spots right on the beach check out this article!