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Kites & Ice Cream in the time of COVID-19

Thanks to support from the Onion Foundation, Coastal Mountains Land Trust will be hosting its 8th Annual Kites and Ice Cream event this September! The event will look very different than in past years. There will not be a mass flying of kites – instead we welcome you to come and get a free kite and a free ice cream voucher (for Camden Cone) and enjoy both at a time that works for your family. One kite per child that registers.

Each pick up session will have a maximum of 50 children. To register a time to come and get your kite & ice cream voucher, go to the banner on our home page at Each day will have its own individual link. The links will inform you if that day’s event is full and you may try to register for another day.

While you are welcome to go up the hill and fly your kite when you pick it up, we are encouraging you to get them and then come back or discover another preserve so that we don’t have too many people at one time.

  • Thursday, September 10 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Friday, September 11 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please park at the grass overflow lot – watch for signs. Then walk up the trail to receive your kite and voucher at the main gates. Don’t forget your mask! The Blueberry Barn Lot will be reserved for preserve visitors. Thank you for leaving your pets at home.


Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport is a 295-acre conservation property, managed for wildlife habitat, certified organic blueberry production, historic preservation, and scenic values.


Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 12,000 acres, offering 45 miles of trails for public recreation.

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