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Machias and other points north

Just south of Milbridge , you will find Pigeon Hill Road. If you take this road all the way out, you will find some great hiking trails, looking out over Petit Manan National Refuge and Lighthouse. Later in the summer, you can pick blueberries out there.

Heading up north, there is a beach (Jasper Beach) in Machiasport, about an hour and fifteen minutes from us. It’s an amazing beach formation of small, smooth rocks. It’s a good place to take a picnic lunch.

Our area is about 1.5 hours from the Canadian border. A nice day trip (long day!) is up to Campobello, you will need your passport to cross the border. During certain times of the year, you can get an excellent views of whales without having to go out on a Whale Watching trip. You can call the Visitor Centers up there to see if the whales are out and about. Quoddy Head State Park is a good visit and you can see the Lighthouse there. There is a small town called Eastport…good restaurants and quaint shops.

Maine has some of the best White Water Rafting you will find. We have done this several times, with different companies, on different rivers (Kennebec and Dead River) and loved it.

People often ask us about places to get food, including lobster and mussels.

There is a place right in the center of Prospect Harbor that sells lobster, right at the harbor. If they are out, you can continue on into Winter Harbor and you will see signs along the way where people sell them. There is also a place in Winter Harbor called DC Air/the LobStore that sells them. A little further into Winter Harbor, you can get lobsters at the Winter Harbor Lobster Coop. Dorr Lobster sells lobsters on in Ellsworth and on Bar Island, along with crab and other great seafood! You will find a lobster pot in the house.

Local libraries have WIFI access if you need it (although I think you’ll have much better things to do!). The Dorcas Library in Prospect Harbor has WIFI which you can use in the driveway even when they are closed. They even have an electric car charger available! There is a public library in Milbridge with WIFI ( https://www.maine.gov/msl/mainelibs/displaypub.shtml?id=41085 ) and you will find one in Winter Harbor as well as Ellsworth.

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