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Description - Cutler Coast has over 2,000 acres on Washington County's "Bold Coast." A network of hiking trails follows most of the shore. Inland, hikers pass through a diverse community of stunted spruce, heaths and grasslands. Primitive campsites may be accessed off the hiking trails.

Attractions - Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land has over 2,000 acres on Washington County's "Bold Coast." Visitors enjoy the five miles of dramatic cliff-bound ocean shore. Interior lowlands are characterized with stunted spruce, heaths and grasslands. Several entrances include an unmarked rough road that travels northeast from the small town of Cutler and ends at an entrance gate. Also, heading north of town is another unmarked road branching into lands severed by Ackley Stream and other small brooks. More difficult to find, is the spot northeast along SR 191 approximately 1 - 2 miles from Cutler. A small trail entrance offers access to the ground between the state road and the Atlantic Ocean. All entries lead to very remote and desolate public hunting, fishing and exploration lands.

Recreation - A network of hiking trails follows a figure eight pattern lying between several coves on the Grand Manan Channel and SR 191. The views are spectacular and serene in this quiet removed spot. Several primitive campsites are located immediately south of Long Point Cove and Black Point Brook. The sites are ocean side. Visible from the campsites is Little River Lighthouse that rests on Little River Island. This lighthouse was originally constructed in 1847. It was rebuilt in 1975 consisting primarily of cast iron and brick with a granite foundation. Also located on this island is a brick oil house, circa 1905.

Hunting and trapping are allowed, subject to state rules and regulations. Call 207-287-3821 for specific policies and laws regarding these activities.

Climate - Visitors to the Down East / Acadia Region may expect to find daytime winter temperatures averaging above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer brings southwesterly winds and temperatures averaging above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 20 Celsius). The region receives an average of more than 44 inches (112 centimeters) of precipitation each year.

Location - Access is from SR 191 in Cutler. An unmarked road travels northeast and dead ends at a gate marking the entrance to the public land. There is also access about 1 -2 miles north of the tiny town of Cutler along SR 191. A small trail entrance marks the hike-in spot. In addition, another unmarked rough road heads north of Cutler reaching interior lands sliced by several brooks, streams and ponds.

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Normally Open: Year-round.

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Report: I have hiked many beautiful coastal trails in Maine, and this is one of the nicer hikes I have ever seen. Highly recommended. Beautiful woods, interesting boardwalk through bogs, and amazing views from the cliffs. If you are in the area, don't miss this. The Boot Cove trail maybe 10 miles north of here is very nice also, and a shorter hike. Try them both!!

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Report: This was one of the most stunning and beautiful hikes I have ever been on. Not only are the cliffs and the ocean views incredible, but the forest itself is a fairytale land of mosses. I regreted that I did not have the time to camp there, and I plan on going back in the future.

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Contact Information:
Eastern Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 415, Airport Road , Old Town, ME, 04468, Phone: 207-827-5936, Fax: 207-827-8441

Additional Information:
Down East / Acadia Region - The vast Down East Region offers sweeping views of Canada and the North Atlantic.
Maine Lakes and Ponds - Maine's wilderness environment includes over 3,000 sprawling lakes and ponds. In addition, there are over 32,000 miles of rushing streams and rivers. Visitors and residents enjoy some of the best fishing, whitewater boating and paddleboating opportunities on the East Coast.
Maine State Parks & Public Reserved Lands - Maine's State Parks and Public Reserved Lands are managed for recreation, wildlife and timber. State Historic Sites preserve the rich heritage of the American Revolution and Civil War.

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