destinations blacks Harbour

35 miles
Take Eastport-Deer Island-Blacks Harbour ferries. Pick a nice day and you’ll not soon forget the scenery, the wildlife, and the feel of traveling on the Bay of Fundy. Blacks Harbour has a sardine factory, lighthouse, and whale-watching trips. It offers ferry service to Grand Manan Island, making a long day or, better, a two-day trip from and back to Ross Cottage. From Blacks Harbour return by ferry or by road through Calais.


30 miles
A major entry point for Eastern Canada, Calais serves as a shopping center for the region. It offers the Downeast Heritage Museum and St. Croix Island International Historic Site (in Red Beach).

Campobello Island

28+ miles
The setting for Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Head Harbour and Mulholland Point lighthouses, beaches, hiking trails, coastal scenery, and birding.

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35 miles
A picture-pretty fishing village, Cutler has nearby hiking trails and bird-watching/whale-watching trips to Machias Seal Island.

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16 miles
The easternmost city in the United States. First incorporated in 1748 and captured by Britain in War of 1812. An old seafaring town, Eastport offers photogenic views; ferry access to Deer Isle, New Brunswick; fishing and whale-watching; a large public dock; seafood restaurants; and arts, crafts, and gift shops.

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28 miles
This easternmost town in continental United States was part of Eastport until 1911. Also a seafaring town, Lubec features scenic beauty, a bridge to Campobello Island, whale-watching trips, excellent birding, Quoddy Head State Park (5 miles south), and arts, crafts, and gift stores.

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Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Edmunds Division, ca. 13 miles
Baring Division including headquarters, 24 miles.
Established 1937 for migrating waterfowl, it features bald eagle and osprey nests, wetlands, forests, walking/biking roads and trails, birding/wildlife observation, fishing, berrypicking. Office M-F, 8-4.

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West Quoddy Head Light House

32 miles
Historic West Quoddy Head Light, built in 1808 and rebuilt in 1858, stands on the easternmost point of the continental United States. The park offers spectacular coastal scenery, birding, subarctic vegetation, 4.5 miles of hiking trails, visitor center and museum. Entry fee May 15 – October 15.

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Reversing Falls

Pembroke, 10 miles
A local park featuring a water rapids that reverses with each influx and outflow of the tide between two arms of Cobscook Bay.

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Roosevelt Cottage

30 miles
The world’s first international park (1964), it includes the cottage owned by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, where polio struck FDR in 1921. Attached natural areas afford hiking, birding, picnicking, and scenic views. The cottage and visitor center are free of admission fees and open to the public during summer months.

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round pond

15 miles
Located north of Pembroke, Round Pont in Charlotte and Boyden Lake in North Perry offer public access to beaches that are shallow, sandy, and suitable for families.

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saint andrews

50 miles via Calais, or by Eastport-Blacks Harbour ferry
Settled by Loyalists in 1783, St. Andrews is a resort town that has kept much of its 19th Century character. Among its many attractions are the Atlantic Salmon Centre, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Kingsbrae Garden, Sudbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre, Children’s Creative Playground, Fairmont Algonquin Hotel, Ross Museum, and other summer events and recreational and shopping opportunities.

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