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Address: Machias, ME
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Coast comprised of high cliffs.

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Maine's best kept secret

Born and raised in southern Maine, I'm proud to call myself a native. But it wasn't until I moved Downeast that I truly understood how beautiful and precious our state really is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Born and raised in southern Maine, I'm proud to call myself a native. But it wasn't until I moved Downeast that I truly understood how beautiful and precious our state really is. Maine's Bold Coast is a site to behold -- shear granite cliffs dropping 40 feet into the frigid North Atlantic waters, blueberry-lined trails winding through dense forests, and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The Bold Coast of Maine...is a 125-mile coastal (and a very little bit inland) area from Millbridge all the way to Lubec...passing through towns such as Jonesport and Machias north and east to Lubec. In Lubec, the Bold Coast winds around Cobscook Bay up to Eastport. A four-season area with lots to offer Mainers and tourists alike. State Parks, gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Campobello and entire island a must see!! We spent an entire day between the Roosevelt compound and the sights on the island. We spent an entire day and could have still seen more. Will definitely return at some future time. One of the highlights of our trip. Also visit West Quoddy Head lighthouse..worth the time.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We hiked this trail on a very warm September afternoon. The views were stunning and at one point we were able to hike down to the water's edge and sit on the rocks and cool our feet in the water.

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The coast of Maine in these parts is nothing short of breathtaking. The rocky shores, the crashing waves... Absolutely breathtaking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It is so wonderful that there is still gorgeous ocean front land not cluttered up with million dollar 2nd homes and condos. The Bold Coast route is a lovely scenic drive but for hikers, the Bold Coast trail is amazing. Campsites overlooking the ocean.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Loved the trails to the coast. Blueberries and raspberries along the path and fabulous secluded beaches.

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Live Oak, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The ruggedness of the Maine coast is breathtaking. Maine has the great combination of mountains and sea. Machias is a small place but a good spot for venturing out to other areas.

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Winthrop, Maine
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164 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We had never been on this route before and found it beautiful. There were many place to turn off the road to hike and explore. Peaceful drive

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Loved, loved, loved the puffins. We took videos and photographs. So much fun being in the bird blind. Boat trip uneventful, (not fancy), on a beautiful August day, have been wanting to go to Machias Seal Island for years. Recommend the trip for the birds, double meaning not intended! Happy flying!

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