This is the Cutler Bold Coast. Our guide for today, Lindsay McMahon, the recreational park ranger for this area, is taking us on her favorite hike.
“I think this place is so unique in what it has to offer,” McMahon says. “This hike is so diverse in what it has to show you, the different types of forest, and you come out and the cliffs come out of the ocean. You’re just on a little road in Downeast Maine and you would have no idea that it’s here.”
Before that shore breeze hits your skin, here’s where you start. The Cutler Public Lands are along Route 191, between Machias and Lubec. It’s a three-mile round trip from the parking lot to the coast and back, through a softwood forest some say is like something out of a fairy tale.