National Natural Landmarks

Carrying Place Cove Bog

Carrying Place Cove Bog
Carrying Place Cove Bog

The coastal, raised plateau bog at Carrying Place Cove Bog, is one of only six such fully-featured peatlands in the United States. It is a tombollo that has been eroded by the sea from the north, resulting in a vertical erosion face. This cross-section exposes the entire developmental history of the peatland.

Location: Washington County, ME ; Washington County, ME

Year designated: 1980

Acres: 40

Ownership: State

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