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The Bold Coast

Address: Machias, ME
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Machias
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Coast comprised of high cliffs.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Coast comprised of high cliffs.
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the hike to the coast from Route 191 east of Cutler. There is a sign designating the parking area and trail head. I first hiked this area with my husband after reading about it in Downeast Magazine where the views were described as the "real Maine." So true! The hike in takes you through bogs and stands of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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166 reviews 166 reviews
71 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Unlike mid-coast Maine, Down East provides many working harbors for lobster and other fishing boats. The "real" Maine as I was told; not all touristy. Most glances of the sea as you drive along the beautiful coast provides panoramic views of boats, islands and at low tide, a lot of boulders. I have never seen a tide that fluctuates as... More 

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Nassau
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Enjoyed the road trip from North Belgrade, Maine to Down East, Maine, stopping at antique shops, family owned restaurants where we could chat with the locals, beaches to look for sea glass, and a great way to finish the summer vacation with a good friend.

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Caribou, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful, little-known hike. The strenuousness of the trail keep the Acadia National Park crowds away. Wasn't able to spend the night.

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Purcellville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

First of all, the Bold Coast is actually a region in Washington County that basically runs along the coastline from Milbridge to Lubec, then north on to Eastport. There is a Bold Coast Scenic route that is marked by roadside signs and takes you through some beautiful rural areas dotted with quaint fishing villages, lighthouses, churches, cemeteries, fields of blueberries,... More 

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took the 1.5 mile Cutler Trail to the overlook. It was a fairly easy trail that most persons in reasonable shape can do. The conditions when we hiked were dry. There were logs through all of the wet spots, and it looked like it could get fairly sloppy if it there had been rain. The overlook is gorgeous, a... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the Bold Coast in Main stretches from Milbridge to Lubec then to Eastport Maine. There are many fishing villages, great places to visit with Rocky Coasts, Light houses State parks, walking trails and great visits to see and photograph

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Titusville
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1,144 reviews 1,144 reviews
776 attraction reviews
913 helpful votes 913 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took the 1.5 miles trail to the cliffs in one hour. Early morning is the coolest as the sun gets higher the woods get hotter. Take sun screen, bug spray and lots of water. The cliffs are beautiful and undeveloped. We only saw six people all day. We chose to skip the next 1.2 miles along the woods and... More 

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Meddybemps, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have done this hike numerous times and every time the end is worth it. We only go as far as the cliffs on the coast then sit on the rocks above the waves and have lunch, returning the way we came in. The trail goes all the way around for a longer hike if you prefer.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Go, just go! Breathtaking, good walk. Views of the open ocean and an occasional lobster boat were just what we needed. Only met 2 other parties and had a nice chat about our trips. Take some bug spray just in case the mosquitoes are hungry.

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