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Preparing for Your Visit

Before you take to the trail, click here to download your printable copy of the Pocket Guide to Maine Animal Tracks. For additional insights take a look at this video on  signs of wildlife. And, finally, you might also want to take a look at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife helpful article that gives you tips when you are looking for tracks on your hike. After your hike and note the types of wildlife or interesting tracks you find you can click onto iNaturalist and help Blue Hill Heritage Trust document, inventory, and catalog the biodiversity of wildlife.


  • Bring your children and dogs on a leash. Great for all ages!
  • Print the preserve’s map by going to the Blue Hill Heritage Site. A map always helps and is a great tool for children to learn how to use.  
  • Take binoculars and something to measure your tracks if you have them. You will see some amazing birds even in the winter, as well as evidence of wildlife on the trail.