Quoddy Head State Park

Lubec, Maine

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Enjoy rugged oceanfront cliffs, maritime forests, and a unique peatland on a hike through the easternmost point of land in the US. Quoddy Head State Park occupies 541 magnificent acres on West Quoddy Head, the easternmost point of land in the continental United States. The park was established by the state in 1962 on lands acquired from private landowners. It features more than 5 miles of pleasant hiking on six trails. This route wends along four trails on the dramatic coastline, through maritime forests, and into a unique bog on its loop route. The name Quoddy is the Passamaquoddy term meaning “fertile and beautiful.” The park is perhaps best known for its iconic red-and-white striped lighthouse standing tall on the shore of the Bay of Fundy overlooking Canada.
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)

Enjoy rugged oceanfront cliffs, maritime forests, and a unique peatland on a hike through the easternmost point of land in the US.

Quoddy Head State Park occupies 541 magnificent acres on West Quoddy Head, the easternmost point of land in the continental United States. The park was established by the state in 1962 on lands acquired from private landowners. It features more than 5 miles of pleasant hiking on six trails. This route wends along four trails on the dramatic coastline, through maritime forests, and into a unique bog on its loop route. The name Quoddy is the Passamaquoddy term meaning “fertile and beautiful.”

The park is perhaps best known for its iconic red-and-white striped lighthouse standing tall on the shore of the Bay of Fundy overlooking Canada.

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

Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Lubec
Distance: 3.6
Elevation Gain: 290 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Open daily from 9 a.m. to sunset from May 15 to October 15, although visitors are welcome during the off-season.
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Quoddy Head State Park (parksandlands.com; 207-733-9011)
Local Maps: USGS Lubec; Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, Map 27 (DeLorme); Quoddy Head State Park Brochure and Map (Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands)
Driving Directions: Directions to Quoddy Head State Park

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