Quoddy Head Light State Park Maine on $20 a day
This is part of an 18 week, 7,532 mile, Vanabode road trip detailed in the
book from Amazon
Quoddy Head State Park turns out to be my favorite hiking experience of the trip. It costs only three dollars per person to visit. We park one hundred feet from the trail head, right near the bathrooms, putting us on the oceanfront path in just five minutes. Extraordinary views overwhelm us immediately.
Above: Lobster boat fisherman bring in the spiny beasts just offshore.
We carefully tread along the cliff walks and bluffs, out over grassy outcroppings, onto sandy paths. Sometimes we venture off and down below to explore stony beaches and deep dark green forest. It’s fun on the spongy algae green upland trails beneath the bright clear blue sky.
It is affordable, stunning, and easy to do even with small children (though I would keep them very close due to the shear cliffs). Quoddy is a great example of how a properly laid out and managed state park can offer quality and value rivaling a big national park.
We enjoy the short walk around the lighthouse and visitors center, but it’s the trails that make this place so special. We meet and talk with numerous locals and tourists along these long walks, and heartily exchange travel and every day living stories.
Supposedly you can see whales, seals, and porpoises offshore but we never
see any signs of them. As native Floridians we are surprised how much
cooler it is here on the coastal cliffs than inland. It has to be at least
fifteen degrees cooler, and we love it.
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