"The Bold Coast" Cutler,Maine

Offering a taste of wilderness in downeast Maine along the famous Bold Coast, Cutler Coast Public Lands is a 12,334-acre expanse of a variety of ecosystems including 4.5 miles of headlands overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

"The Bold Coast" Cutler,Maine
FORDF250HDXLT, Dec 24, 2016
      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 and New Brunswick. They live along the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay and the rivers that flow to it.

      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]

      The Passamaquoddy were pushed off their original lands repeatedly by European settlers from the 17th century. After the United States achieved independence from Great Britain, these people were eventually officially limited to the current Indian Township Reservation, at 45°15′57″N 67°36′43″W, in eastern Washington County, Maine. It has a land area of 96.994 km² (37.450 sq mi) and a 2000 census resident population of 676 persons. Passamaquoddy have also lived on off-reservation trust lands in five Maine counties; these lands total almost four times the size of the reservation proper. They are located in northern and western Somerset County, northern Franklin County, northeastern Hancock County, western Washington County, and several locations in eastern and western Penobscot County. The total land area of these areas is 373.888 km² (144.359 sq mi). As of the 2000 census, there were no residents on these trust lands.

      The Passamaquoddy also live in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. They maintain active land claims in Canada but do not have legal status there as a First Nation. Some Passamaquoddy continue to seek the return of territory now comprised in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, which they claim as Qonasqamkuk, a Passamaquoddy ancestral capital and burial ground.

      Passamaquoddy - Wikipedia

      The Bold Coast Scenic Byway provides an opportunity to experience the unique beauty, culture, history, and recreational opportunities of Downeast Maine and Coastal Washington County. From beginning to end, the Bold Coast Scenic Byway is characterized by rocky coastlines teeming with seabirds and seals, sparkling harbors bustling with lobster-, scallop-, and ground-fishing boats, colorful beaches riddled with tide pools to explore, mysterious fog banks enshrouding the dense coastal forests, panoramic blueberry barrens glowing blue in summer and red in fall, glorious sunrises and sunsets, and a dark night sky brilliant with stars.

      Summer festivals and community celebrations celebrate sea creatures and fisher-folk, local arts and crafts, blueberries and seafood, music and dance, and international and native cultural traditions. Museums showcase the maritime and agricultural heritage as well as traditional Passamaquoddy basket making, canoe building, jewelry making, woodcarving, and storytelling.

      Maritime heritage including lobster fishing, boat building, salmon fishing, and the sardine industry; wild blueberry agriculture; native American history, culture, and art; historic architecture; undisturbed natural beauty, diverse wildlife, dramatic coastline, dark night skies, and pristine waterways; fall foliage; visible glacial influences; solitude and relaxation; year-round recreation including fishing, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, swimming, kayaking, and 4-wheeling.
      Cutler Coast Public Reserve Land is on what is known as the Bold Coast. For more information about the unique geology of the area and features along the trail, check out the Bold Coast on Maine Geological Survey's website.

      The trail system follows many clifftops presenting hazards to those who follow too closely especially in wet or foggy conditions. Be prepared for drastic weather changes and be aware that there is very spotty cell coverage along the trails.

      Explore Maine Scenic Byways: The Bold Coast

      Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land

      I pitched a tent on a mild August evening and slept under the stars........

      Maine.........The way life should be.
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