Shackford Head State Park in Eastport, Maine, has six trails for beginner to intermediate hikers but each trail offers spectacular vistas of pebble beaches, islands, coves and cliffs.
Sighting seals, bald eagles, osprey and herons are common occurences. The salt air mingles with the scent of balsam while blueberries and strawberries grow wild amongst the woodland flowers.
The park is free to all and open 365 days a year (although getting through the trails might be tough in the winter!). Please note there are no camping sites at Shackford Head.
In case that doesn’t entice you, here are some photographs of my last outing at Shackford Head:
Shackford Head State Park is located on Deep Cove Road in Eastport Maine