Route 189 leads to the town of Lubec which was founded in 1811 and prospered from more than twenty sardine canneries and shipbuilding.
With nearly 100 miles of coastline, Lubec offers a unique and ideal travel destination with unmatched natural beauty, immense tides, a wonderful climate, parks, museums, culture, and the friendliest people.
Nearby you’ll find the West Quoddy Head Light and State Park. The candi-striped lighthouse is Maine’s most photographed. Make a note to stop at the Visitor Center with a museum, gift shop and gallery. Hiking trails offer picturesque views where you might catch seals playing in the ocean, whales, fishermen hauling their daily catch, and waves crashing on the rocks.
Lubec hosts Summer Keys, an adult music camp that features weekly evening concerts, and The Easternmost Institute for the Arts, which presents a variety of summer workshops for adults and children. Lubec also boasts Washington County’s only garden on the Maine Garden & Landscape Trail. Also, includes in the “arts”, Lubec offers “Jazz in Lubec”~ a week of jazz performances in August, and Summer Brushes ~ a painting workshop program.
Across the international bridge from Lubec (bring your passport) lies beautiful Campobello Island. In the U.S. Campobello may be best known for being FDR’s “beloved island”. The historic 2,800 acre Roosevelt-Campobello International Park offers a visitor center, gardens, and tours of the Roosevelt’s 34-room “summer cottage”.
The quaint waterfront village of Lubec offers a variety of lodging accommodations from charming inns to motels and private home rentals. Enjoy strolling Water Street where you’ll also find a public library, galleries, and friendly-folk that all say hello!