Two of the best kept secrets in Maine: Great Wass Island (not by boat) and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope
Hike the 5-mile loop through the uber-scenic, wildlife-rich Great Wass Island Preserve in Downeast Maine in Beals to experience one of the very best hikes on the entire coast of Maine. Yep, that’s right, it’s that good.
Five miles, two trails and an incredible section of wild beach walking, cool woods and plants and wildlife, and damn fine scenery most every step of the way.
And while you will rarely run into another human on your spectacular hike, you will run into a horde of blood thirsty mosquitoes and black flies in season. However, most Mainers and knowledgeable visitors have a bottle of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope with them. Developed in Maine in 1882 as a repellent for all biting insects, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been protecting people without fail for over 130 years! The unique formula of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interferes with an insects receptors that detect the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe. If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!
Enjoy Wass Island and Welcome to Maine