Cobscook Trails

Trail Stewardship


Please help us care for the resources that make this area special.  Please tread lightly and leave no trace of your visit. 


Stay on the trail.  Limit your foot traffic to established trails, rock ledges and boardwalks.  This will help minimize soil erosion and maintain plants whose root systems stabilize shores and slopes, and minimize disturbances to native plants and wildlife that depend upon often-fragile habitats. 


Do not disturb wildlife of plants.  Local wildlife and plants have been here for thousands of years; it is their home and our visiting place.  You can help by keeping clear of nesting birds (if you can see a nest, you are too close); not approaching wildlife, especially young that you think have been abandoned (usually the young animals have been left temporarily by a parent who will return); not feeding wildlife; and not picking flowers or other vegetation. 


Carry out all trash.  Please help us keep trails clean by carrying out any waste, trash and food scraps.  Most of the sites do not have trash cans and depend on your help.  Please carry out all human waste.  Clean trails are healthier for local wildlife and the environment and are more enjoyable for other hikers. 


Observe rules about fires, camping, hunting and fishing.  Campfires are only permitted at one site in this map:  Cobscook Bay State Park.  Consult park personnel about rules.  Camping is only allowed at two sites:  Cobscook Bay State Park and Cutler Coast Unit.  Consult the State of Maine contacts for these sites. Hunting is permitted at many sites; consult the site owners regarding specific hunting rules.  Hikers are encouraged to wear blaze orange clothing when hiking during fall months.  


Keep motorized vehicles on approved roads and trails. 

All terrain vehicles (ATVs) are not permitted at any of the sites on this map.  Road vehicles (cars, trucks, etc.) are generally permitted only on the designated roads to and within these sites.  Snowmobiles are permitted on trails at selected sites (generally state and federal locations) in the winter season.  Contact the site owners for details.