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The Bold Coast

Machias, ME
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Machias
Type: Geologic Formations
Description: Coast comprised of high cliffs.
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Meddybemps, Maine
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Drove from Massachusetts ( 365 miles) to see this place. Seen it on Chronicle and had to go.I went with my friend to hike it. We only did a 5.5 mile hike ( partial) because it was a little more than just walking on easy pine needle type trails. The view was worth it!!!! This is something to do on... More

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Machias, Maine
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

While much of the coast of Maine can be very rocky, the beach at Roque Bluffs (just about five miles from Machias) is beautiful. It's not a crowded place, but it's beautiful and peaceful...also sandy, and the view is absolutely fantastic. Can walk from one end of the beach to the other and get a good workout. There always seems... More

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Middlebury, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

we went to see the puffins and although i thought it was a little pricey i would recommend it to anyone that could make a trip - the puffins are super cute & the staff of bold coast are very friendly & informative - a totally enjoyable trip

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful and fun filled hike on a beautiful clear day. Hike 1.4 miles on a well marked trail out to a magnificent view of the ocean meeting the cliffs. Saw eagles and seals and beautiful wildflowers. Hiking the 5.5 miles took about 3.5 hrs with time to explore and eat lunch. Lots of ups and downs and uneven ground-... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Bold Coast Trail is tough but worth every minute of climbing over tree roots, slogging through mud, and pushing through over growth -- the views from the coastal trail are spectacular!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I cannot speak for the larger part of the trail system but for a couple of hours give Boot Cove Trail a try. There is a bog with seating on the boardwalk, a clearly defined trail and even a geocache for those seeking adventure. At one point along the trail you can access the beach. My treat of the day... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great hike and views, even in the intermittent fog/rain. However, with all of the rain this season, the Cutler Coastal trail was overgrown in spots and very wet. Be prepared.

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Machias, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

PLEASE!! Do visit here, and also Boot Cove Road. Boot Cove Rd Hiking is just above the Bold Coast off of Rt 191. Turn at the old run down country store (Fitzhenry's) ...Go about 2 Mi, Boot Cove Hiking is on the right after a Sharp Curve. Then continue to Hamilton Cove on the Rt, also. Then continue to a... More

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