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Shackford Head State Park

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Address:
Eastport, ME
Phone number: (207) 941-4014
Website: Website page
Hours: Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise signed at gate
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Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise signed at gate. Fee Charged.

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.

(Sources: Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Public Lands: More details / website)

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