Location: Cutler, 20 miles east of Machias, Washington County
Description: The varied landscape of the 12,234-acre Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land unit shifts between peatlands, woodlands, and blueberry barrens along the cliffs of the stunning “Bold Coast,” overlooking the Bay of Fundy. The 5,216 acres that make up this land has been designated as an Ecological Reserve by the state due to the unique plant and animal species that are found there. Native Americans inhabited this land for centuries, and remnants of their civilization are still sometimes found. More than 200 species of birds have been spotted within the unit, including both Black-capped (Maine’s state bird) and Boreal chickadees, numerous warblers, and six species of owls. While wandering the 10 miles of trails, visitors often see whales, such as the humpback and northern right whale, seals, and porpoises in the summer and early fall. The Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land unit is near Quoddy Head State Park, which many say is the first place to see the sunrise in the United States, and a great place to visit on your way to or from the Cutler Coast.
Activities: Camping, hiking, hunting, and watching the area’s wildlife. Visit Maine Trail Finder to learn more about the Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land trails.
For More Information: Visit Cutler Coast’s Maine Public Reserved Lands website, where you can find more information on the history of the unit, services, and facilities.