American Locations 26 – Shackford Head State Park

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

After returning from our morning hike to see what the bay looked like at low tide, we drove out of the park onto Hwy. 1 and headed north, then east. The route looped us around Denny’s Bay, then East Bay, then Cobstock Bay, which were all inlets off the Bay of Fundy. Yet another beautiful drive. We skirted the waterfront most of the drive. At Perry we turned south onto 190. At Pleasant Point we crossed over onto Moose Island. At the southern end of the island we entered Shackford Head State Park.

We walked down to see the waterfront.

Then set off on a hike through the woods.

Which passed through some wetlands, where there was a boardwalk.

The trail led to several vistas out over the bay.

See the circular constructs out in the water? Here’s a close-up.

We were told those were salmon farms. See the bridge in the distance in the next photo?

Here’s a close-up.

It crosses the bay into Canada. To the right of the bridge is the city of Eastport, in the U.S.

I hiked to other vistas.

I hiked down to the water.

Yet I was chicken to get into the water. Too cold.

So I just hiked along the edge.

Then back up. See the boat?

I’m glad some people are working and keeping the country going.

Then it was back through the woods.

Back through the wetlands.

And back to the parking lot to continue the trip.

Next Location – Eastport

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