New York Times says you should visit this Maine destination in 2022

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The place “preserves a rugged coastline and relieves the crowds in other areas.”

Denbow Point at Cobscook Shores. Chris shane

If sustainable travel is your goal in 2022, a new 780-acre park in Maine is worth a visit, according to the New York Times.

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The post just named Cobscook Shores in Lubec to its “52 places for a changed world” list, an adaptation of its annual “52 places to go” travel list (the signature list has changed focus due to the COVID-19 pandemic) .

“Our annual list of destinations to visit this year examines places where visitors can be part of the solution to issues like overtourism and climate change,” wrote The New York Times.

Maine, a popular vacation destination, welcomed 3 million visitors in the first nine months of 2021 to Acadia National Park alone, wrote The New York Times, and Cobscook Shores aims to ease overtourism in the state.

The cluster of 15 waterfront parks spread across three peninsulas along the shores of Cobscook Bay, which opened in 2021, “retains rugged coastline and relieves crowds in other areas.”

Cobscook Shores offers visitors “undeveloped beaches, coves and cliffs that can be reached by hiking and biking trails, as well as canals for paddlers to explore,” wrote The New York Times. It was created by philanthropist and environmentalist Gilbert Butler, who has invested in preserving natural areas, the publication noted.

The destination is open from dawn to dusk between May and October.

Check out the full list of 52 Places for a Changed World.

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