PICNIC AND PADDLE
Shorefront Access: 2,900 ft of shorefront, mid-high tide Hand Boat Launch.
Hiking Trails: The Bluff Trail follows the Morong Cove shoreline to the Bluff Picnic Pavilion (800 ft) and the Straight Bay Overlook (1,200 ft). Both locations offer spectacular views west in the undeveloped southern half of Straight Bay. Come in the evening and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Lubec. The Isthmus Trail begins at the Bluff Picnic Pavilion and follows the shoreline to Coffins Neck Road at the isthmus to Coffins Neck (0.3 mi). Return via the same route or turn right on Coffins Neck Rd to return to the Morong Cove trailhead (0.3 mi).
Note: Like much of the Maine coastline, the Morong Cove shoreline contains high bluffs. Please keep a safe distance from these high cliffs.
Paddle Trails: Morong Cove offers a mid-high tide hand boat launch in southern Straight Bay. At high tide, paddle the tidal creek to the south into the Maine Inland Fish and Wildlife’s Morong Cove Unit of the Cobscook Bay Management area. This area is incredibly valuable for waterfowl and shorebirds, enjoy the scenery and please limit disturbance to wildlife, by:
- Maintaining distance from shorebirds and waterfowl especially during the nesting season, May through Mid-June
- Paddling in open waterways and avoid emergent vegetation where birds may nest or take refuge
Paddle at your own risk and stay aware of changing conditions.
Bike Routes: Bike the parklands of Denbow Neck, Island Coves visits welcome by appointment (1 mile north on Lyon’s Road), Huckins Beach and Trail: Paddle and Camping (2.8 miles north on Straight Bay Road) and South Bay Narrows: Shoreline Trail and Picnic (4.1 miles south on Straight Bay Road and East on Leadmine Road).
Picnicking: The Straight Bay Picnic Pavilion sits high above the shore at the end of the Bluff Trail.