PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Island Trail Association has reached a milestone.

The association says it has added three islands to its coastal waterway, giving it 200 places that are now included in its “water trail” that links uninhabited islands and mainland sites on a 375-mile ocean trail from the New Hampshire border to Canada

Formed in 1988, the Maine Island Trail Association oversees the trail of ocean properties, entering into agreements with island owners to allow recreational access to their islands in exchange for volunteer stewardship services.

Executive Director Doug Welch says hitting the 200-site mark is testament to the effectiveness of the trail’s volunteers and the generosity of coastal property owners.


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