Before Al had to fly down to Florida two weeks ago, we had taken a short ride to the town of Millbridge, about 30 miles north of here. There was a hike at Petit Manan Point that we thought we would explore. Petit Manan Point is part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. This Refuge contains more than 55 offshore islands and four coastal parcels, totaling more than 8200 acres of land. The complex spans more than 250 miles of Maine coastline, and includes five National Wildlife Refuges: Cross Island, Seal Island, Franklin Island, Pond Island, and Petit Manan Island, which we saw from the sea during our puffins cruise.
Petit Manan Point is on the mainland, and has two different hiking trails. We chose the Hollingsworth Trail that day, taking us out to the cobble-stoned beach at the point.