On Thursday June 2, 2023, Chris Wall from the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) and four L.L. Bean employees came by boat to Beal Island. They cleaned up the winter debris on the beach, removed flotsam and cleared the winter “blow-downs” on the scenic Beal Island trail. Chris and his team of volunteers can be seen moving a floating dock that washed ashore.
The AMC owns Beal Island and it is on the Maine Island Trail. Day visitors are always welcome, tent sites for overnight stays are available for rent.
In early 2023, the AMC NH Chapter contributed $4,500 toward the $8,200 cost to replace the stairs to the beach from the cabin. Carrying kayaks down the new stairs is much easier. A huge thanks to the AMC NH Chapter and AMC NH Paddlers! While Knubble Bay Camp and Beal Island are owned by the AMC, like other AMC VCC’s, the KBC/BI Volunteer Committee receives no funding from the AMC. Revenue from rentals and program weekends pays for the operation and upkeep of KBC & BI.
In October 2022, the Knubble Bay Camp/Beal Island Volunteer Committee replaced one of the two camp cook tables on the beach at Beal Island. This was made possible by a generous donation from the Kaputa family in memory of their son Robert who loved to camp on Beal Island with his family.
On Thursday June 2, 2022, volunteers from the Maine Island Trail Association MITA.org cleared the winter “blow-downs” and completed maintenance on the scenic Beal Island trail. The AMC owns Beal Island and it is on the Maine Island Trail. Day visitors are always welcome, tent sites are available for rent through AMC. For more information on Beal Island