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What an nice place to tour

Part of Sculpture Tour great views and just a neat tour and place to be. It's off season and very... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Fran M
Boothbay, Maine
Beautiful Place

This area is really beautiful. It was in full fall colors and with the cliffs and the sun and the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Machias, ME
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

Part of Sculpture Tour great views and just a neat tour and place to be. It's off season and very peaceful. A part of Maine not many people see. DO IT!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fran M
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This area is really beautiful. It was in full fall colors and with the cliffs and the sun and the water it was great. Would love to go every fall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The Coastal Trail to the cliffs is about a mile and a half and totally worth it. In my opinion it is a easy trail and in very good shape. there are a couple of boards that you need to walk over that are a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kcreig
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have hiked all over Maine and would consider this more of a nature walk. However, the views are beautiful once you get out to the coastal trail. Every few minutes you come across some sort of coastal overlook with a great view, blue ocean...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank ethanoutthedoor
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great ride up Maine Coast to Lubec. Views of bays n rivers . Maine villages. Stored lobster traps, boats in marinas etc. Stopped in Machias overnite and went to see Lubec Channel Lighthouse, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Mulholland Lighthouse, and East Quoddy Lighthouse . Also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 935Kathy
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catsssssssssssssss
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jenniferdZ4720LI
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patricia M
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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank keeperofthebooks
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Sue R
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 12bobs | 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