Cutler is a small, hardworking fishing village perched on the rocky shore east of Machias on Route 191. It boasts some of the best hiking on Maine's coast, thanks to the Bold Coast Hiking trails at the Cutler Coast Preserve, and the Western Head Preserve. Enjoy its peace and beauty on foot, or catch a ride to Machias Seal Island. You'll see Atlantic puffins and Common murres while your captain regales you with the history of this disputed territory, claimed by both the Canadian and US governments. Only a limited number of people are allowed to travel to the island, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.
The variety store at nearby Cutler Naval Base is a great place to stop for local information, stock up on snacks before your hike, and learn the local secrets.