The Pike Lands

On this crystal clear Sunday, we went for a family hike. Usually it’s just Hannah and I, but Paul opted to tag along when I promised it wouldn’t be a forced march. We explored the Pike Lands in North Lubec.?Two main trails run from South Bay to Cobscook Bay.

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The trail to South Bay was predominately wooded. Unfortunately, we forgot to bring bug juice. I felt as if I was the main course on the menu for every mosquito in the state of Maine. The decision to wear shorts today was not a good one.

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The trail led to Huckins Beach a narrow, shale lined beach.

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The trip to the beach and back was a little over a mile. I all but ran the return leg, abandoning Paul and Hannah. Sadly, my being a moving target did nothing to discourage the skeeters.

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The Cove Trail started out with a field lined with old gnarled apple trees.

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A short while later the trail ended at a salt march with views of Canada across the bay.

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As lovely as the hike was, I’m happy to be home dabbing calamine on my skeeter bites.

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One Response to The Pike Lands

  1. Beautiful place for a walk. The bugs out still out in force, but we were able to avoid them this weekend.

    Debbie

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