Hiking the Bold Coast and Inland Trails of Down East Maine
Get to know the Bold Coast of Maine through expert-led hikes and discover ancient petroglyphs, coastal ecosystems and unique wildlife while learning about this historic region.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 15225RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From rugged coastlines to inland trails, experience the signature fall foliage and unspoiled wonder of Maine firsthand. Throughout scenic Washington County, Registered Maine Guides lead vigorous hikes over rocky coastlines, into woodlands and around beautiful lake shores, sharing their knowledge of this unique environment. View ancient petroglyphs and hunt for fossils, keep your eyes peeled for deer, moose, fox, eagle and osprey and sample the rich cultural heritage of Fundy Bay during field trips.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking and walking 3–5 miles per day, some rocky and rough terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the summer home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, including the cottage, gardens, exhibits and views of Passamaquoddy Bay.
  • Hike the bird-rich trails around the "Reversing Falls" and explore the easternmost point of land in the continental U.S.
  • In Shackford Head State Park on Eastport's Moose Island, learn about the tremendous tidal action in the bay of Fundy before taking a trip aboard a lobster boat to view the abundant marine wildlife.

General Notes

U.S. passport is required to enter Canada for our visit to Campobello Island.
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Lisa Leighton
Lisa was born and raised in Downeast Maine. She's had many jobs, from raking blueberries to working in a sardine factory. She works for the Department of Marine Resources where she travels along the coast from the St. Croix River to Castine, surveying for scallops and studying lobsters to help maintain healthy populations in Maine. Lisa also harvests Kelp, traps for whelks and drags for mussels and scallops in her free time, and everything she does revolves around her three kids – ages 16,10 and 2.
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