Members of the public are invited to the island, which normally is accessible only by private boat, to explore, take a guided hike, tour the camp’s restored 19th-century farm buildings, or just relax and enjoy the wildlife.
Round-trip boat transportation starts at 10 a.m.; last boat leaves the island at 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.
“This is a rare opportunity to visit the camp and explore this spectacular island where people have connected with nature for 70 years,” said Seth Benz, director of Hog Island Audubon Camp.
Since 1936, thousands of adults, educators, young people and families have explored Maine nature at the camp through residential summer sessions led by expert naturalists.
This summer, for the first time, Maine Audubon is offering a number of half- and one-day naturalist-led adventures to connect with nature at and near the camp.
For information about Hog Island residential sessions and half- and one-day adventures, visit www.maineaudubon.org or call (207) 781-2330, ext. 215.
To get to Hog Island Audubon Camp
From the south
From U.S. Route 1, exit onto Business Route 1 and drive through Damariscotta. After 1.6 miles, turn right onto Biscay Road at the traffic light at McDonald’s. After 5.1 miles turn left onto Route 32 at the ‘T’ intersection. After 1.4 miles turn right onto Keene Neck Road. The boat dock is 1.6 miles down at the end of the road.
From the north
From U.S. Route 1 in Waldoboro, turn left (south) onto Route 32. After 7.6 miles turn left onto Keene Neck Road. The boat dock is 1.6 miles down at the end of the road.