Maine Island Trail Launches Online Guide

Boaters and paddlers in search of adventure and beauty will find both on the Maine Island Trail. Photo courtesy ## http://www.mita.org ## Maine Island Trail Association##

August 15, 2010: The Maine Island Trail Association has launched an online version of it printed guide to publicly accessible islands along the Maine coast. Guide.MITA.org provides MITA members with access to information on all 185-plus sites on the trail, including nautical charts, put-in and pump-out information, plus local weather and tide information. Nonmembers can also access the guide, but will be limited to information on just 10 trail sites.

Illustration of the Maine Island Trail by Warren Alessi.

The Island Trail Guide lists all the details that paddlers, sailors and other boaters need to know about camping or hiking the various islands in the MITA network.

A family prepares to explore Hell's Half Acre, part of the Maine Island Trail. Photo courtesy ## http://www.mita.org ## Maine Island Trail Association##

Created in 1988, the Maine Island Trail Association is a membership organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the wild islands of coastal Maine. With 185 trail sites and over 2 decades of stewardship and education, the organization claims to have developed a model of sustainable recreation while creating America’s first recreational water trail.

The guide is available to members and nonmembers alike. Membership, which starts at $45, provides password-protected access to all trail sites, in addition to a wide variety of other member benefits. For more information call 207-761-8225.