Lake George

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Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lubec, West Quoddy Lighthouse and the Bold Coast - 9/16/13

On Monday morning, 9/16, we left Millinocket and headed for the coast.  Our first destination was the easternmost town in the continental US, Lubec Maine.  One of those places we just had to see.  We had been to the western most point last year.

Lubec knows it's place in life

Standing in Lubec, looking across to the Mulholland Lighthouse in Canada on Campobello Island

After looking around the Lubec, we crossed into Canada to see Roosevelt Cottage, the vacation home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  We stopped in, toured the house and watched the video about the Roosevelt's life there.  Quite a place!

Roosevelt Cottage on Campobello Island

Crossing back into the US, we went to the West Quoddy Lighthouse  and explored the area.

West Quoddy Lighthouse

We've been to the western most point and the eastern most point

Next we headed south along the Bold Coast.  I had wanted to see the Cutler Coast Preserve.  I had read a couple articles that made me want to visit.  The first was from Backpacker Magazine,  the second was from USA Today.   Pretty good reviews!

Anyways, by the time we got to the Cutler Preserve, it was 5 PM.  That gave us just enough time to take the trail to the ocean, but not to complete the loop hike.

Roadside sign at trailhead

We made it to the coast and back as it was getting dark

We got to the coast with enough light left to take some pictures.  It was a beautiful desolate spot.  We followed the trail along the coast until the first pocket beach cove.  It was starting to get dark and we hadn't grabbed our headlanps, so we couldn't linger.

The pics below give you an idea of what it looked like.  Next time we'll allow a day to complete the nine mile loop hike and perhaps camp at one of the 3 designated campsites near the ocean.


We left the bold coast at dark and continued south to Ellsworth, where we got a room for the night so we'd be positioned to explore Acadia starting the next morning.

Hike Stats:
Hike Distance:  3 miles 
Hike Time:  2 hours, including stops

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