Shackford Head State Park

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Shackford Head State Park
Maine State Park
Cobscook Bay from Shackford Head State Park
Cobscook Bay from Shackford Head State Park
Country  United States
State  Maine
County Washington
City Eastport
Elevation 151 ft (46 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°54′00″N 67°00′59″W / 44.90000°N 67.01639°W / 44.90000; -67.01639Coordinates: 44°54′00″N 67°00′59″W / 44.90000°N 67.01639°W / 44.90000; -67.01639 [1]
Area 87 acres (35 ha) [2]
Established 1989 [3]
Management Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Location in Maine
Website: Shackford Head State Park

Shackford Head State Park is a public recreation area on Moose Island in the city of Eastport, Washington County, Maine. The 87-acre (35 ha) state park occupies a peninsula that separates Cobscook Bay and Broad Cove. The land is named for John Shackford, an American Revolutionary War soldier who once owned the headlands.[3] The park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Activities and amenities

The park has both inland and coastal hiking trails, including the Cony Beach Trail, Shackford Head Trail, and Schooner Trail.[4] A plaque on Cony Beach marks the spot where five Civil War–era ships were burned for salvage during the early 1900s.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Shackford Head". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Outdoors in Maine: State Parks, Public Lands, and Historic Sites" (PDF). Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. September 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Shackford Head State Park". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Swartz, Brian (June 20, 2012). "Two state parks preserve Down East coastal beauty". Bangor Daily News. Bangor: Custom Publications. Retrieved March 17, 2013.

External links

  • Shackford Head State Park Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
  • Shackford Head State Park Guide & Map Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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