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Bold Coast of Maine

Bold Coast of Maine

The Bold Coast of Maine tour features Coastal Hiking, Lighthouses, Wildlife, Kayaking, Quoddy Head Lighthouse and State Park, Cutler Preserve, Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Cobscook Bay State Park, Possible backpacking overnight on the Cutler Coast.

Description: The Bold Coast of Maine is a well kept secret! This pristine area is quiet, wild, beautiful and yes BOLD. The coastal cliffs are as rugged as they come with secret pebble coves. We'll hike several trails that lead us through thick forests and bogs to stunning overlooks and high cliff trails. We'll do a little ocean or inland paddling depending on the groups' desire. Cobscook Bay State Park will be our basecamp for this unique trip.

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***This tour will feature tent camping and a passenger van.***

2024 Dates:
August 18-24, 2024
August 25-31, 2024

Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

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This tour will feature a passenger van.


This tour will feature basecamp tent camping with an option for cots.


Cooler days and nights are typical on this adventure tour.


Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is more of a multi-sport tour, with options for hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing.

What to Expect

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Price per person: $1575
Returning guests: $1525

$500 deposit required

Trip price includes all park entrance fees and 70% of the meals.


Cobscook Bay Bold Coast of Maine

Day 1

Depart Bangor, ME

We'll pick you up in Bangor, ME and drive to Cobscook Bay State Park to settle into our Basecamp for the week. Cobscook means “boiling tides” in the Passamaquoddy native language and the tidal range here is 24 feet! We’ll observe the dramatic tides coming and going while spotting eagles, seals and otters.

Cobscook Bay Bold Coast of Maine
Cutler Coast Bold Coast of Maine

Day 2

Hike the Cutler Coast

Prepare yourself to be awed at every turn on this trail! The Cutler Coast is where the Bold Coast of Maine gets its name. Traverse through dense spruce and cedar forest carpeted with moss to sweeping views of rugged cliffs. Follow the coastline overlooking the Bay of Fundy past pebble beaches and unparalleled views. You might even spot a whale! Depending on the group's preference, a one day backpacking overnight may be included.

Cutler Coast Bold Coast of Maine
Forest Hiking Bold Coast of Maine

Day 3

Cobscook Bay

Today we'll look for wildlife in Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. We'll do some light hiking along Cobscook Bay and try to time it so we can witness the Reversing Falls.

Forest Hiking Bold Coast of Maine
Quoddy Head State Park Bold Coast of Maine

Day 4

Quoddy Head State Park

Today we head as far East as you can go in Maine, to Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec. This state park features a beautiful lighthouse, scenic hikes along ocean cliffs and through a bog that features rare carnivorous plants like the sundew and pitcher plant! It's all a birding hotspot so be sure to scan the shoreline and rocks just off the coast.

Quoddy Head State Park Bold Coast of Maine
Kayaking Acadia

Day 5

Kayaking or Scenic Cruise

We take to the water today with some kayaking or a scenic boat tour. See the Bold Coast from a different perspective.

Kayaking Acadia
Pulpit Rock Bold Coast of Maine

Day 6

Eastport and Pulpit Rock

We'll plan around the tides today as you can only reach unique Pulpit Rock at low tide. This shoreline hike is a beautiful stroll past sculpted red rocks. You'll see osprey coming and going from their nests as well as other shore birds. We'll also take in Shackford State Park and the town of Eastport.

Pulpit Rock Bold Coast of Maine
Bog walk Maine

Day 7

Return to Bangor

We'll take in on last glimpse of Cobscook Bay before packing up camp and heading back to Bangor to leave the Bold Coast of Maine behind. Depending on our timing, we'll have one last adventure on our way.

Bog walk Maine