Sunday, January 16, 2011

West Quoddy Head State Park. Lubec, Maine

Some photos taken last August at West Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine.  This wonderful park has a working lighthouse with museum and several great hiking trails...along the rocky shoreline, in the boreal forest, and in a very rare peat bog.

A location map....Lubec calls itself the most eastern point in the USA.  The park is in the Gulf of Maine at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy.  Some marvelously high tides here, and beautiful scenery.  Nearby are Campobello Island  (FDR's summer retreat) and Grand Manan Island, both in Canada.

You often see fog banks, even on sunny, summer days.

The rocky coast.

One of the trails in the park.

Delicate flora....fungi, lichens, mosses.

for you "shroomers"

Oxalis or Wood Sorrel

Pitcher plants

Grand Manan


Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Be sure to plan a visit to this wonderful park if you visit Maine.  Bar Harbor is a tourist trap....go north and see Downeast Maine...."The Way Life Should Be."

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