by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)
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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.
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.
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