Trails to treasures
ISLE AU HAUT (MAINE)
The most rugged and wildest section of Acadia National Park, Isle Au Haut features quiet cobble beaches, refreshing sea breezes, picturesque sunsets, and breathtaking cliff-side vistas.
HIKE: The adventure begins on a 75-minute boat ride from the mainland to the islands Duck Harbor. Hike up the pier to the Duck Harbor Campground and set up for the evening. There are more than 10 scenic miles of trails to explore, including a 4.8-mile moderately-difficult loop on the Western Head, Cliff, Goat, and Duck Harbor Mountain trails.
TRAILHEAD: Passenger-only, ferry terminal is on Seabreeze Avenue, off Route 15 in Stonington.
REGULATIONS: Advanced registration, fees.
AMENITIES: Shelters, fire rings, picnic table, outhouse. www.nps.gov