Stop #36: Boreal Forest
Route 191 between Cutler and Lubec. Drive by—no specific stop, view from roadway. Notice the dense boreal forest which is characterized by spruce, fir and birch.
N 44°44’52” W 67°07’10”
Boreal Forest: This section of the Maine coast is characterized by rocky outcrops and is called the Bold Coast. The forest zone here is the southernmost extension of boreal forest in the United States. It is caused by the cooling of the immediate coast by the cold Labrador current flowing westward along the coast before it turns and the Gulf of Maine near Penobscot Bay.