At the Plaut farm we plan to have nonstop whiffle ball, volleyball, canoeing/kayaking, swimming (if you can take it!), ice cream cranking, and music-playing.
Most importantly, here are some local sources for delicious things to eat:
- Tide Mill Organic Farm – a few miles past the Whiting store, on the right. Aaron and Carly have unpasteurized, unhomogenized milk, veggies, chicken, and pork products (all organic). They are also suppliers to MOO (Maine’s Own Organic) Milk, which is pasteurized and is available at the Hannaford’s in Machias.
- Bold Coast Smokehouse – on the right on your way into Lubec. Captain Vinny has cold and hot smoked salmon as well as salmon and lobster pate and who knows what other deliciousness. Really, the lox is worth bringing some bagels!
- Bayside Chocolates – on Water St. in “downtown” Lubec.
- Monica’s Chocolates – just before the turn to Quoddy Head. It’s too good to be true, but yes, Lubec has two gourmet chocolatiers!
In the Lubec area:
- a library with free wi-fi (I hear the head librarian is really wonderful!)
- a playground at the school – take a right on School St. just before the Village Restaurant. Ask Jen’s dad Walter about how that playground came to be.
- Quoddy Head State Park, the easternmost point in the US. At the park are a lighthouse, picnic area, a cool beach, 4.5 mile hiking trail, and a *bog walk*!!!
- Bold Coast Trail – here are directions and pictures – it’s a 10-mile loop with shorter inner loops. Gorgeous sea cliffs!
- Cobscook Trails
- Cobscook Hikes and Paddles – registered Maine Guides will promise not to get you lost!
- Cobscook Community Learning Center
- Tide Mill Organic Farm – run by good friends; maybe they’ll let us come see the cows!
- SummerKeys music program – these are the folks we’re competing with for accomodations, but they do give free concerts on Wednesday evenings!
- fishing off the town pier in Lubec (saltwater) does not require a fishing license
Campobello Island is just over a bridge from Lubec; it’s in New Brunswick, Canada, so bring your passport to see:
- Roosevelt Campobello International Park – FDR’s summer cottage and grounds
- East Quoddy Head lighthouse and whalewatching from land
- Herring Cove Beach – a mile-long pebble beach
- Herring Cove Golf Course – 9 holes as far east as you’ve ever played golf!
- Ability Maine’s Campobello listings for folks with all levels of mobility (of course they don’t have listings for Lubec…)
- Eagle Hill Bog – board walk on the bog
- Here is an interactive map of Campobello
Cutler – about half an hour from Lubec, South on Rt. 191
- Little River Lobster Co – give them a call at 207-259-7704 to make sure they have lobsters before you head down
- tours of Machias Seal Island, a puffin sanctuary! What is more cute than a PUFFIN?!
- Andrew Patterson, who does the puffin tours, also does whale watching trips
Eastport – an hour’s drive from Lubec
- Whale watching from a wind-powered schooner
- Deep sea fishing
- Raye’s Mustard Mill – the last stone-ground mustard mill in the country
Millinocket – home of Baxter State Park, home of Mt. Katahdin… but you need reservations!