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Worth the Rough Terrain

The land and coastal views are stunning, but the trails are not well maintained and you will be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portland, Maine
Take a picnic lunch and watch the seals

The Bold Coast has jaw dropping, rugged beauty where the sea crashes into high cliffs. Pack a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Machias, United States
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Machias, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The land and coastal views are stunning, but the trails are not well maintained and you will be walking through brush as tall as your shoulders or higher in some places. Some parts of the trails are not well marked and we had to back...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bold Coast has jaw dropping, rugged beauty where the sea crashes into high cliffs. Pack a picnic lunch and take a short 2 mile hike to Destiny Bay where you can watch huge seals fishing and basking in the sun.

Thank jenniferdZ4720LI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sure, Mt. Desert Island is nice, but keep going. Head up to Machias in Washington County, or Corea. No crowds, unbelievable views and vistas. If you don't want to spring for the day pass into Acadia, go to Campobello Island. (It's free to visit the...More

Thank DinPhilly
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Another beautiful coast line, without the crowds and expense of Bar Harbor. Roque Bluffs state park is a favorite.

Thank nautifish
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The trail is moderate. The trail is not very well maintained, which is really sad because the views are spectacular!!! Lots of tree roots, rocks, tall grasses. The logs they have used for the wet areas have decayed, split and have come loose from their...More

3  Thank keeperofthebooks
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had high hopes for this hike because its rating is so high. Clearly, a ton of work went into creating the path to the cliff because several spots cross through wetlands and needed elevated foot bridges. However, the ocean view at the end was...More

2  Thank RKWh2o
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We came to the area specifically to go on this hike. We weren't disappointed. It was worth the two and a half hour drive from home. The weather was great. The views are incredible. We hiked a total of 10 miles with our 12 year...More

1  Thank raptor86
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We hiked the Cutler Coastal Preserve Land trail on our way up to Campobello Island. We hiked the West Quoddy Head Coast trail as we were leaving the island. The first hike we had fog but he coastline was amazing and the very challenging hike...More

Thank 1Jeanette49
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Since we have a summer home here, I'm somewhat biased. What you will find are beautiful expansive areas where tourists are not. What you won't find are shopping outlets - actually not much in the way of shopping at all.

Thank Denise E
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I drove and hiked areas on the Bold coast. So glad I did. Beautiful vistas every where and good restaurants here and there as well. I will return.

Thank lisatmp
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11 July 2016|
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Response from Freddie121853 | Reviewed this property |
I would stay in either East Machias @ the Riverside Inn, or in Machias @ either the Machias River Inn or the Inn @ Schoppee Farm. Both the Inn @ Schoppee Farm and the Riverside Inn are great little inns with wonderfully nice... More
20 May 2016|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Greetings! It can be as long as you want it to be...you can retrace your path. There are also longer and shotter hikes...what I have done takes about 2 hours...but you could go for several more hours if you wanted. I'D... More