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to Go &
Places to go and Things to do
Maine Lighthouses - A regional listing of Maine's lighthouses.
Schoodic Peninsula - The mainland section of Acadia National Park - all of the splendid views of natures - without the people! Prospect Harbor Light, Egg Rock Light, Winter Harbor Light, parking, trails and crashing waves.
Historic Ruggles House - Built in 1818 with a flying staircase that speaks for itself, penknife wood carving that took three years. Located just 1/4 mile off US Route 1 in beautiful Columbia Falls, Maine.
Columbia Falls Pottery - Next to the historic Ruggles House in Columbia Falls. One of a kind - lupine, blueberry, flag iris, sailboat, columbine, and bunchberry - exuberantly hand-painted in a wide palette of colors.
Great Wass Island Preserve - The Nature Conservancy. Two trails totaling 5.5 miles winding thru deep moss-floored spruce and fir forests interspersed with open ledges of jack pine - each ending at the ocean.
Eastern Outdoor Adventures - guided sea kayak trips - escape the mainland to discover secluded beaches and paddle beside silent sea cliffs. Make your reservations before coming Downeast 1-800-396-7664.
Jasper Beach - A beautiful horseshoe shaped harbor lined with jasper rocks all ground smooth by the constant wave action year after year. A must to visit in Machiasport.
Rougue Bluffs State Park - Imagine waves coming in on one side of the road and a fresh water pond on the other side, with bath facility and showers. Add to that trails and you have a must visit site located in Rougue Bluffs.
West Quoddy Head State Park - Situated near Lubec and Campobello, high above the ocean overlooking the cliffs of Grand Manaan Island in Canada. Then you often get to spot whales playing and you have a lighthouse to enjoy.
Cobscook State Park - Best picnicing and camping around, beautiful beach overlooking an operating fishing harbor...with fireplaces and picnic tables, truly nice.
Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge - Birds and more birds, including bald eagles, many trails and of course, Moose.
Campobello Island - One of the true highlights of the Downeast area - easy access by bridge, few immigration problems - Visit President Roosevelt's summer "cottage", now an international park. Many other points of interest including a lighthouse, beach overlooking the cliffs of Grand Manaan and a ferry to take you over the second largest whirlpool in the world on your way to the New Brunswick mainland.
Two nearby golf courses - one in Rougue Bluffs and the other in Jonesboro - nine holes each with great views. Come on down and play.
Boat trips - For Lobsters, Puffins, Whales,
Seals or just Exploring. For example:
Pleasant River Boat Tours of Addison
- Out of South Addison, Capt. Paul Ferriero will design a tour in any style you wish: Lobsters, Lighthouses, Sea Birds, Porpoises, Seals, Photography, and Much More. Please make reservations as early as you can. Call 207-598-6993 or email email@example.com.
Norton of Jonesport - Out of Jonesport to Seal Island to view more puffins than you can imagine. Reservations a must, best to make them before you come Downeast to be sure. 207-497-5933
Coast Charter Company of Cutler - Out of Cutler, Capt. Andy Patterson
aboard the Barbara Frost guides you to view all kinds of sea birds along
with whales, porpoises, seals, to name a few. Puffin tours to Seal Island,
the largest colony on the coast of Maine. Reservations required - call
early 207-259-4484 or email.
University of Maine - Machias - Opportunities abound! Olympic swimming pool, athletic center, theater to name only a few.
The Blueberry Barrens - There are many blueberry fields in Washington County- after all, Cherryfield is the world capital of the wild blueberry - BUT - nothing equals the miles and miles of nothing but blueberry field that make up the barrens. You get to see it only here.
The Road of the Isles - The Bay of Fundy's scenic route from Maine to New Brunswick - by ferry! Saves many driving miles between Campobello and New Brunswick. Campobello Island to Deer Island then pick up another ferry - free - to L'Etete, New Brunswick. A Suggested all day trip from Pleasant Bay B&B:Route 191 to see Cutler Harbor, on to Lubec and West Quoddy Head state park, then over the bridge to Campobello and a visit to President Roosevelt's summer home - just one of many sites to visit - pick up the ferry and go over the Old Sow whirlpool (second largest in the world), drive the length of Deere Isle, pick up another ferry and on to L'Etete, NB, drive through St. George and St.Andrew and finally to St.Stephen and Calais, and then back to Pleasant Bay B&B. www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca
Nelson Decoys - Downeast Gallery - The Puffin Gift Shop and Art Gallery - three shops in one. The gallery features local artists in addition to Bob and Charlene Nelson's carvings! Located on Cranberry Lane in Jonesport, Maine - 207-497-3488 - open daily 9 - 5.
Whale Watching Excursions - Cruising the beautiful Passamaquoddy Bay to whale feeding grounds, we pass the famous Old Sow whirlpool, see bald eagles, osprey, seals and porpoises. Leave Eastport at 1:30 daily - dress warm, pack camera and binoculars. Harris Whale Watching, Harris Point Road, Eastport, Maine 04631, 207-853-4303
Farm Vacations in Maine - If you enjoy vacationing on farms, try the members of the Maine Farm Vacation B&B Association (Pleasant Bay B&B and Llama Keep is a member).
Machiasport Historical Society - the Gates House - This Adam style house was built by Nathan Gates in 1810 and remained in the Gates family for more than the next 100 years. It is now the home of the Machiasport Historical Society and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Tuesday - Saturday Route 92 in Machiasport, Maine.
Central Model Railroad Route 187, 4 miles east of Jonesport Very large HO scale model railroad - 900' of all the makings of a working railroad - open year round public welcome. No admission fee but there is a donation box Telephone 497-2255 Buz and Helen Beal owners and operators.
Hatch Knoll Farm - 29 Hatch Knoll Road , Jonesboro , Maine Come see how a small wild blueberry farm operates in Downeast Maine they grow them, process them and sell them. Watch them harvest in August by hand and mechanically. Learn how blueberries are processed - purchase blueberries fresh or frozen also blueberry and organic raspberry spreads are available. No admission fee public is invited - telephone 207-434-2674. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - web page at www.hatchfarm.com Deborah & Peter Aldridge, real Downeast farmers.
Sunrise Canoe & Kayak Machias , Maine Visit the petroglyphs of Machias Bay by sea kayak or rent a canoe, kayak or bike and explore Downeast Maine on your own. Visit their web site at www.sunrisecanoeandkayak.com or call them at 1-207-255-3375 or e-mail email@example.com However you make contact, it would be wise to make your reservation before arriving for your vacation it will be well worth the effort.
Downeast Coastal Cruises Customize your cruise on the 26' Alyce K with 6 passengers max. Cruises range from 2 hours to all day come on down, join us and discover Downeast Maine & Schoodic Peninsula from an ocean point of view! 207-546-7894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.downeastcoastalcruises.com ask about our senior discount.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co Whale watching aboard Bar Harbors Jet Powered Catamaran Friendship V 16 years experience in the Gulf of Maine sit back, relax and let them make your whale watching dreams come true ! 207-288-2386 or e-mail email@example.com or visit them at www.whalesrus.com - make your reservations before your arrival date at Pleasant Bay B&B
Eastport Windjammers - Whale watching, Sunset cruise, Quoddy Dam fishing trip all on the Two-Masted schooner, the Sylvina W. Beal - departing from the Eastport pier. Fun, relaxing and educational for all ages! Visit www.eastportwindjammers.com . Call 207-853-2500 or 207-853-4303. Be sure to make advance reservations
or by getting in touch with us at:
Leon and Joan Yeaton
Phone: (207) 483-4490
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