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Map shows Washington County trails

  • Mowry Beach Preserve — This is a .4-mile boardwalk (or mostly boardwalk) through pretty scrubland to the 1.2-mile Mowry Beach. 
  • Hamilton Cove — The trails spread out here like tentacles. Most are one-way, leading to some lovely areas. All told, the trail network is more than two miles. 
  • Boot Head — Very pretty spot on the Bold Coast. High seaside cliffs. Loop trail is a little more than two miles. 
  • Horan Head — This is a lovely area (with a four-mile or so trail network) but the trail needed work in the summer of 2017. It’s worth it for the views from the rocky points.
  • Morong Cove — The trails here were not passable in the summer of 2017. 
  • Klondike Mountain — A short hike to an open summit with views all around. 
  • Pike Lands — You can walk to two shorelines here on either side of the peninsula, one trail is about 1 mile, the other half that. 
  • Quoddy Head State Park — Totally gorgeous spot. You can go for a 1-mile loop walk or a roughly 3.8-mile loop that takes you through spectacular coastal scenery, mossy forests, pebbly coves, misty bog, and to a sandy beach and a famous light house. Dogs allowed but there are many visitors here.

Cobscook Shores parklands 

Many of the Cobscook preserves are located in Lubec; all of them offer beauty and shortish trails to great picnic spots. Additionally, many have accessible paths. Specific Cobscook preserves below.

  • Old Point Farm —Wide, accessible trails weave around open fields and down to the waterfront.
  • Black Duck Cove — As of 2022, a delightful 2.5-mile trail follows the shore of Klondike Cove, bringing you to a pavilion on a bluff and a rocky outcrop, which happens to be a good spot for seal sighting.
  • Pike Lands Cove — An old arboretum, an old apple orchard, two gravelly beaches, tidal lagoon, and a nice trail system add up to a nice place to explore.
  • Red Point Nature Preserve — Wheelchair-accessible trails bring you through open meadows and to footpaths that make their way down rugged fingers of land to quiet spots along the bay.
  • Mays Brook — A short path meanders down through a cedar forest to the grassy banks of South Bay.
  • South Bay Narrows —Walk a forest path or a smooth old woods road to the shores of South Bay.
  • Huckins Beach and Morrison Cove — Huckins Beach includes a shoreline trail and access to Young Point’s Beach.
  • Denbow Bluffs — A short trail system takes you to a small inlet and a little bluff overlooking Straight Bay
  • Morong Cove — Check out the view from a high bluff at this small preserve, which offers a 1-mile trail.
  • Island Coves — Cobscook Shores is setting up a registration system for visits to this preserve, which is situated at the tip of a peninsula and has fields and a beautiful rocky headland.