Located just outside of Acadia National Park, on the southeastern side of Mount Desert Island near the town of Seal Harbor, Cooksey Drive Overlook is a short family-friendly stroll to a great little viewpoint. This trail is maintained by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and offers a wonderful dramatic view from the top of some sheer granite cliffs with the Atlantic Ocean pounding at the coastline below.
To get to the trailhead, drive Route 3 east roughly 1.3 miles from the town of Seal Harbor or west roughly 1.5 miles from the town of Otter Creek to the intersection with Cooksey Drive. The trailhead to Hunters Beach is located roughly .2 miles down Cooksey Drive and the Cooksey Drive Overlook is located roughly .8 miles down the road. Parking is extremely limited (3-4 cars). The trail is very short and easy, but take great care at the cliff's edge as there are no railings or warning signs. Enjoy the amazing ocean view that rivals spots like Otter Cliffs!