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Shackford Head State Park,Moose Island,Eastport,Maine

Shackford Head State Park encompasses 90 acres on Moose Island overlooking Cobscook Bay.

Shackford Head State Park,Moose Island,Eastport,Maine
FORDF250HDXLT, Aug 27, 2017
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      The native Passamaquoddy Tribe has called this area home for at least 10,000 years. Some archeologists estimate the habitation at 20,000 years.[5]

      The Passamaquoddy (Peskotomuhkati or Pestomuhkati in the Passamaquoddy language) are an American Indian/First Nations people who live in northeastern North America, primarily in Maine, United States and New Brunswick, Canada.

      The Passamaquoddy people in Canada have an organized government but do not have official First Nations status.

      The name "Passamaquoddy" is an Anglicization of the Passamaquoddy word peskotomuhkati, the prenoun form (prenouns being a linguistic feature of Algonquian languages) of Peskotomuhkat (pestəmohkat), their autonym or name they used for themselves. Peskotomuhkat literally means "pollock-spearer" or "those of the place where pollock are plentiful",[1] reflecting the importance of this fish in their culture.[2] Their method of fishing was spear-fishing rather than angling or using nets. Passamaquoddy Bay is shared by both New Brunswick and Maine; its name was derived by English settlers from the Passamaquoddy people.
      The Passamaquoddy had a purely oral history before the arrival of Europeans. Among the Algonquian-speaking tribes of the loose Wabanaki Confederacy, they occupied coastal regions along the Bay of Fundy, Passamaquoddy Bay and Gulf of Maine, and along the St. Croix River and its tributaries. They had seasonal patterns of settlement. In the winter, they dispersed and hunted inland. In the summer, they gathered more closely together on the coast and islands, and primarily harvested seafood, including marine mammals, mollusks, crustaceans, and fish.[3]

      Eastport, Maine - Wikipedia

      Passamaquoddy - Wikipedia



      Open all year; 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. Fee Charged.

      Close to downtown Eastport, the easternmost city in the United States, (although the nearby town of Lubec is the easternmost municipality).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.

      Shackford Head State Park - Maine.gov


      My first time over this way.Very nice and slow paced.Not much in the way for tourist or local traffic either.No doubt this town wishes a few more tourist would make it over and spend some money.Though locals might prefer it not be too busy just the same.
      Well worth the long drive.One of my better camping and hiking Maine adventures right here.A nice place to go,to really get away from it all,without going to the deep back north woods anyway.
      This is the only state park I've ever seen which is solely,basically just hiking trails.Very neat.This is easy coastal hiking with great beauty to enjoy the bold coast.
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