MITA and COVID-19

MITA is committed to ensuring the safety of our staff, volunteers and community as we navigate the challenging waters of COVID-19. Our mission – to advance a model of thoughtful use and volunteer stewardship of Maine’s wild islands, creating an inspiring recreational water trail that is cared for by the people who use it – has taken on new meaning and importance during this time. Fortunately, many of the activities involved with visiting and stewarding the Maine Island Trail can continue under the current public health guidelines

The Trail Remains Open

Most Trail sites are open for day use or camping as usual, however some sites have been closed or modified at the request of the owners. See the table below for a current list of closures and restrictions.

Additionally, there may be COVID-related impacts to the launch ramps, marinas and commercial campgrounds listed in the 2020 Trail Guide and Mobile App. We recommend calling these facilities or checking relevant websites for the latest information before venturing out. 

Please Visit Responsibly

For your safety, and for the safety of others, please follow CDC guidelines and practice safe boating while out on the Trail this summer. This helpful brochure put together by the Maine Marine Trades Association provides guidance for boaters. 

Pitch In With Stewardship

MITA’s island cleanups and group workdays will not be carried out in the usual manner this spring. As we adapt our traditional stewardship activities to comply with social distancing guidelines, consider doing your part to take care of Maine’s wild islands by answering our Call to Oars or by signing up as an Island Adopter. Together, we can ensure the continued protection and enjoyment of Maine’s wild coastal islands.

Stay Connected

Join the virtual MITA community for information, updates and helpful resources. Sign up for our e-newsletter (below), follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and visit our Events calendar to stay informed and inspired.

We appreciate your support as we work to provide safe and responsible access to the Maine Island Trail while adapting to this new and changing landscape.