Roque Bluffs State Park

Roque Bluffs, Maine

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The dramatic landscape of Roque Bluffs features maritime forests, cliffs, cobbles, and more than a mile of oceanfront with a long, sandy beach. Roque Bluffs State Park features 274 acres of dramatic coastal landscape on Schoppee Point, including a 0.5-mile long, sand-and-pebble crescent of beach on Englishman Bay. The Maine State Park Commission established the park in 1969 with proceeds from a public bond to acquire and protect the park land. The beach at Roque Bluffs is unusual on this stretch of the Maine coast, which is most often characterized by craggy cliffs and cobble shores. The erosion of the glacial moraine, just to the east, transported sediments here.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast

by Carey Michael Kish (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The dramatic landscape of Roque Bluffs features maritime forests, cliffs, cobbles, and more than a mile of oceanfront with a long, sandy beach. Roque Bluffs State Park features 274 acres of dramatic coastal landscape on Schoppee Point, including a 0.5-mile long, sand-and-pebble crescent of beach
on Englishman Bay.

The Maine State Park Commission established the park in 1969 with proceeds from a public bond to acquire and protect the park land. The beach at Roque Bluffs is unusual on this stretch of the Maine coast, which is most often characterized by craggy cliffs and cobble shores. The erosion of the glacial moraine, just to the east, transported sediments here.

© 2015 Carey Michael Kish/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Roque Bluffs
Distance: 2.5
Elevation Gain: 120 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Open and staffed from May 15 through October 1, 9 a.m. to sunset. In the off-season, park gates are closed but visitors are welcome.
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Roque Bluffs State Park (parksandlands.com; 207-255-3475)
Local Maps: USGS Roque Bluffs; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 26 (DeLorme); Roque Bluffs State Park Brochure and Map (Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands)
Topo Map: Roque Bluffs State Park Topographic Map
Guide Book: AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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