Close to downtown Eastport, the easternmost city in the United States, Shackford Head State Park encompasses 90 acres on Moose Island overlooking Cobscook Bay. This promontory at the entrance to Cobscook Bay encircles the west side of Broad Cove. Several miles of trails cross the headland. A hiking trail from the parking area leads through woods to a rocky headland 173 feet above sea level, passing several pocket beaches and protected coves. From this outlook, visitors can see Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, the town of Lubec, and the Eastport cargo pier on Estes Head, as well as aquaculture pens where Atlantic salmon are raised. Park trails afford great opportunities for wildlife watching as well - with warblers and hermit thrushes in the woodland areas, and bald eagles, common terns and spotted sandpipers along the shore. Ornithologists have documented 28 different bird species nesting on the headland.

hiking
3 months ago

My review disappeared. Try again. It was a nice little hike but the blazes need a lot of work. Most were so faded or almost gone. Maybe completely gone or never there with far distances between them. There were places o had to look for the trail. If you have never been there before it's confusing.
There is a red fire ant infestation posted there right now. There was a spot I stopped to get something out of backpack and looked down to see my boot covered but didn't seem bad if you keep moving.

hiking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Great hike. We hiked almost the entire loop, about 2.5 miles very hilly in some sections. It was foggy when we started, but it burned off and led to some awesome views. There is a fire and warning, so be aware. Tennis shoes, hiking boots, or something similar and long pants are recommended.

Sunday, August 16, 2015