Quoddy Head State Park

Lubec, Maine

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A hike along the top of a spectacular seaside bluff at the easternmost point of the United States. The Bay of Fundy has the strongest tides in the world. Tidal variations here can run as high as 26 feet. The red-and-white striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is a historic landmark, built in 1807 and rebuilt in 1852. You can walk down to the lighthouse, only a short distance from the trailhead. Grand Manan Island, Canada, is plainly seen across the bay. General location: Just south of Lubec in Washington County across Lubec Channel from Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
Hiking Maine

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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

A hike along the top of a spectacular seaside bluff at the easternmost point of the United States. The Bay of Fundy has the strongest tides in the world. Tidal variations here can run as high as 26 feet. The red-and-white striped West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is a historic landmark, built in 1807 and rebuilt in 1852.

You can walk down to the lighthouse, only a short distance from the trailhead. Grand Manan Island, Canada, is plainly seen across the bay. General location: Just south of Lubec in Washington County across Lubec Channel from Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lubec
Distance: 1.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: May through November.
Local Contacts: Maine Department of Conservation, (207) 287-3821
Local Maps: DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Quoddy Head State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

2/5/2006
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One of the best trails you'll find along the coast. I find this trail much more intriguing than most of the ones on Mount Desert. Stunning, surprising scale like California, with rock replacing earth and the complexity of Coastal California or the Everglades. Sit on a rock ledge with your feet dangling over the breaking waves, watch the bird traffic, or meander in the woods. Also be sure to see the bog.


6/24/2005
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Go off trail and find the blooming wild flagstaff iris. Watch the clear, green water gather in inlets from a perch high on the cliffs. Go past Green Point, which isn't green but, well, you'll see. Many an afternoon I hiked past the Point, scrambled over the boulders and wedged into a rocky seat to watch the waves, the whales and the seals. Hiking the trail in the summer or the winter, is a favorite, remote, place and a fond memory of Maine for me.


8/16/2004
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