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The Bold Coast

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Address: Machias, ME
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Coast comprised of high cliffs.

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An Amazingly Beautiful Hike

As I read the previous reviews, I realized some people wrote about the Bold Coast drive and others wrote about the actual Bold Coast hiking trail--two very different things... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Brunswick, Maine
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Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bold Coast trail in Machias may take some work getting to, but is completely worth the effort. The trail is well marked and in great shape. About half the trail goes through fields, marshes, and forests which are pristine and beautiful, while the other half follows the rocky coastline with stunning ocean views and access to beautiful rocky beaches.... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

As I read the previous reviews, I realized some people wrote about the Bold Coast drive and others wrote about the actual Bold Coast hiking trail--two very different things obviously. We hiked the thirteen mile Bold Coast loop trail (there is a shorter 5.8 mile loop) but if you have all day and are in good shape, I highly recommend... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

First, this can be a long hike, with steep drop-offs. We took our little cocker spaniel with the hope of exploring beaches for seaglass. We could see the beaches from above, however didn't feel comfortable with him off leash. Amazing views of rugged Maine coast. Hope to go again in chance of seeing whales.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The scenery just doesn't stop! It is endlessly, beautiful. What a terrific detour. I recommend turning down Boot Cove Road...Wow! Another perk is that it takes you near Monica's Chocolates in Lubec!

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I'd always heard about "The Bold Coast" hikes but never knew how to get to them or if they were just easy strolls or real hiking. If you want a short hike with incredible views of the Bay of Fundy, you can get it here or you can exhaust yourself with vigorous hiking for several miles. If you like natural... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I cannot imagine that there is a more scenic hike along the Maine coast than the Bold Coast Trail. We took the shorter loop of 5.8 miles, although according to our pedometers the distance was closer to 7 miles. Traversed through fir forests, bogs, meadows of wild lupine, and along rocky promontories with breathtaking views of the coast. From one... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Unbelievable!!!! See puffins in their own habitat on Machias Seal Island. It also has one of the last two manned lighthouses in the U.S. The lighthouse keepers are from Canada and stay on the island 30 days at a time. This is an awesome place to visit.

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

After the hike down from the road you will look out to the c\open Atlantic from cliffs over 100 feet straight up from the ocean. It is one of the most incredible views of Maine.

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Eastport to Lubec then down to Millbridge. The Bold Coast Scenic Byway is many things. It provides a marked route(s) for hiking and driving through the very northern part of coastal Maine. Myself, we were returning from New Brunswick and we wanted to drive through Down East Maine and see as much as we could. Our schedule did not permit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a good hike and well worth the effort if you are in town. It's moderate, with a few slightly difficult sports and a good number of fine vistas if you take the coastal route. The blazing could be a little better, but it isn't very hard to follow.

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