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Cranberry Point Trail

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

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Cranberry Point Trail Gallery

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Store Fundy West

Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type linear
Distance 1.5 km
Estimated Time 30 minutes one-way
Surface Type forested
Elevation Change 10 metres
Features coastal views
Trail Markers signs
Scenery Rating Beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception US cell networks
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees none

Description

Cranberry Point extends out into the Lubec Channel. On one side you can see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge that crosses between Campobello Island and Lubec, Maine. On the other side you see Duck Islands in the mouth of Upper Duck Pond. The trail starts just beyond Fox Farm Meadow and follows the shore. At low tide you will see lots of Bladder wrack seaweed on the rocks along the shore. Near the point the shoreline is mostly solid rock overlooking the "Spark plug". The Spark plug is a small lighthouse out in the channel that looks like a sparkplug. There is a bench at the edge of the rocky shore for sitting and enjoying the view.

The sparkplug lighthouse in Quoddy Narrows from the Cranberry Point Trail

Once you come around the point, the trail starts to open up into coastal fields. The shoreline once again becomes a gravel beach. In the distance you will see the point at Inner Middle Ground, Duck Islands, and the opening of Upper Duck Pond Bay. The trail soon comes out to the road that circles the east side of Cranberry Point. You can return the way you came or walk back on the road by turning left. You can also make a loop with the Upper Duck Pond to Fox Farm Meadow Trail. To make it a loop turn right on the road and continue past three parking areas with lookouts. At the third parking area you will see the trail enter the woods off the far end of the parking area.

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Directions

At the Visitor Centre near the bridge from Maine, take the road at the back of the parking lot. Keep right at two junctions and you will come to Fox Farm Meadow. Continue through the field and just after entering the woods stay right at a split in the road. Just after this split you will come to a parking area near the shore. The trail continues off the end of the parking area.

Parking at the Cranberry Point Trail

To access the other end of the trail, keep left at the split. You will soon come to a small parking area on the left with trail access across from it. At the next split in the road stay right. The two remaining trail accesses are on the right when the road turns to the left. For accessing this end of the trail, it is best to continue to the larger parking area with picnic tables. Park here and then walk back the road to the start of the trail.

Trail Last Hiked: August 5, 2023.

Page Last Updated: December 3, 2023.