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“Nice Hike on the most Eastern point in the United States”

Quoddy Head State Park
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Lubec
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Spanning more than 481 acres, this scenic park offers hikers breathtaking trails that follow along rock cliffs rising 80 feet above the ocean.
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Pros: Great mix of trails, Excellent ocean views, Lighthouse

Cons:

If you've ever wanted to say you've been to the most eastern part of the US you've come to the right place. This is a nice park with lots to see and do. There is a light house on site, ample free parking, and various hiking trails ranging from wooded to scenic (and more challenging) trails which follow the coast line.

We walked both the inland and coastal trails with our dog while we were here in mid August 2013. The day itself was a little rainy and foggy, which I can imagine its like a lot of the time. There are a lot of great views along all the trails - although the coastal trail is particularly nice. You can view towering vertical cliffs of rock with the crashing waves at their base. The inland trail has a nice mix of native trees and moss covered rocks, trees and ground. Makes for some great photo opportunities.

We noticed the area had some wild blueberries, but we did not notice much in the way of wildlife - just a few birds here and there. For us, the hike was very muddy. We went after a rainy day so everything was muddy. They did have some wooden beams across the problem areas, but it was still bad. I'm sure its fine during a stretch of nice weather to dry things out, but be prepared for mud if you go after some rain.

The lighthouse is great. Its short. They have the lighthouse building next to the physical structure turned into guest bathrooms so you won't need to search somewhere else for those which is nice. There is an old bell on site and great views from the lighthouse.

Finally, don't miss taking a picture around the stone plaque dedication the fact that you are in the eastern most point in the USA!!

1  Thank Baltzer
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We spent several hours in Quoddy State Park after checking into our B & B in Lubec. We paid $1 each, the senior citizen out-of-state rate. It is a real bargain if you like some seaside hikes with beautiful views and enjoy learning about the history of lighthouses, specifically Quoddy. There is a nice little museum. Although you cannot enter the lighthouse itself, there are plenty of opportunities for some great photos. The weather was perfect, and the blue skies set off the red and white stripes of the lighthouse. We took two short hikes, each about 1 mile round trip on either side of the lighthouse. One went up one trail and through a heavily wooded area that smelled heavenly from all the pine trees while the other hike provided gorgeous water vistas. I hadn't expected any hikes, so I was wearing flats, and I did just fine on the trails without my hiking boots. It was a lovely afternoon.

3  Thank Patricia316
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very remote park, Quoddy Head offers great (and intense) hiking for those who love the outdoors. Spectacular wildlife and just an overall wonderful adventurous retreat. I am very glad I had the opportunity to experience it and would recommend it to anyone staying in Lubec or Machias, ME.

1  Thank SkaySmith
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place with a lot of history behind it. The hiking trails are a lot of fun and provide some great views for pictures. I've been there many times and never get tired of it.

2  Thank John L
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

My best friend and I decided to embark upon a trip we have talked about for years: driving to Maine (from New Mexico) without a map - specifically to the US' easternmost point, Quoddy Head State Park. Our journey was absolutely incredible! We noticed when we got into our car after the first pit stop for gas / coffee in Maine that everyone working there seemed to be very relaxed, like they just got blasted with serenity or something. The same held true for all the people we met in Maine. Upon entering Maine, fortunately, we happened to see out of the corner of our eye that Quoddy Head State Park was exit 182A. Oddly, once there, there were no signs to direct us to Quoddy, and ended up being about another 2 hours from that exit anyway (maybe we read the exit wrong, not sure?). We arrived at the last sprig of daylight. The park / lighthouse was all closed up, but at least we got to take pictures of the incredible views out to the atlantic and listen to the horns going out to sea, as well as sit on the legendary park bench. We also shot a firework off into the ocean, putting some ashes of our other best friend that passed last year this time. Quoddy is a must for anyone. A great excuse to take a trip!!! :)

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