After it leaves Sams Point, the Acarsaid Trail enters the forest and leaves the Mabou River to skirt around Sams Cove. A short side trail leads to the Sams Cove look-off, where one leaves the forest and returns to the shore of Sams Cove. This view looks back towards Sams Point (the point seen here is not Sams Point, but the point which marks the western end of Sams Cove, which I call here “Sams Cove Point”) and to the Cape Mabou Highlands across the Mabou River. It is a pretty and peaceful spot, graced by some Queen Anne’s lace interspersed with the grass.
I have no information on the person for whom Sams Point and Sams Cove are named; I assume he was a local person who lived in the area quite some time ago. If anyone can supply me with this information, I will be glad to update this page with it.