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Sunrise Trail

The Sunrise Trail is a multi-use (hiking, biking, ATV, horses, snowmobiling and skiing) in Downeast Maine that runs from Ellsworth to Pembroke, ME. We have direct access (300 yards) and the are located 7 miles from the trail’s end in Pembroke between mile marker 79 & 80. For more information about the trail go to

Fishing & boating

The Dennys River is a great place for fishing, canoeing or kayaking. Several canoes and 2 kayaks are available free for your use at the cottages. There are a variety of life jackets to choose from as well. There is also a row boat for use on Robinson's pond.

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Whale Watches

Eastport and Lubec, both about a 20-mile drive, have whale watch boat rides all summer long.

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Reversing Falls

Located in Pembroke, 7.5 miles off U.S. Route 1, Reversing Falls is the site of the coast's most extreme tides. There is a picnic area and it is a great place to search for fossils.


There are many different lighthouses to visit in the area.

  • West Quoddy Head Light--Lubec (park with trails and picnic area)

  • Lubec Channel Light (Sparkplug)--Lubec

  • Mulholland Light--Campobello Island, NB, Canada

  • Head Harbour Light (East Quoddy Head Light)--Campobello Island, NB, Canada

  • Leonardville Light--Deer Island, NB, Canada

  • L'Etete Passage Light (Green's Point Light), L'Etete, NB, Canada

  • Whitlock Mills Light--Calais

Dining Out

If you'd like to experience Downeast dining, seafood or otherwise, there are many restaurants between Perry, Eastport, Lubec, Machias and Calais.

Shackford Head State Park - Hiking

Shackford Head State Park is located in Eastport, just 20 miles from the Cottages. This state day-use park has pleasant hiking trails (the shortest is about 20 minutes) through the woods and along the shore, beginning at a circular parking lot behind the Marine Trades Center, and ending at the Shackford Head promontory. Here, there are panoramic views of Campobello Island, Lubec, Cobscook Bay, and Atlantic salmon aquaculture sites. Fossils can sometimes be found in some location s along the shore at low water. A monument at the parking area commemorates the Civil War ships that the US government, due to the location's extreme tides, brought to adjacent Coney Beach to burn in order to salvage the vessels' metal.

Other hikes -

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Cobscook Shores Park System

Cobscook Shores is a system of fourteen waterfront parks that are privately owned by Cobscook Shores INC., a family funded Maine charitable foundation.

The parklands offer public access and recreational use including walking, picnicking, hiking, biking, camping, and paddling in Cobscook  Bay.

St. Croix Island International Historic Site

Located in Robbinston, about 25 minutes from the cottages, this is he only international park in the US National Park System. Our StorySaint Croix Island is the 1604 site of the first French attempt to colonize the territory they called l'Acadie and the location of one of the earliest European settlements in North America. Members of a French expedition led by Pierre Dugua, intending to colonize North America, settled the island in 1604.

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

There are two sections to the Moosehorn. One section is located right in Edmunds Township only a few miles from the cottages and offers hiking trails. The other section is approximately 20 miles from us. This section offers not only hiking, but also information about the local wildlife and habitat

Roque Bluffs State Park

Located approximately 45-60 minutes from the cottages, Roque Bluffs State Park is the closest sandy beach on the ocean. The Bluffs also offers hiking, picnic area and playground.

Tide Mill Organic Farm 

Tide Mill Farm, a 200-year-old organic working farm, is located less than 10 miles from the cottages. They offer organic vegetables, dairy and meat (see their website for more info). And they now offer tours of their farm!

Sea Kayaking

There are a variety of places to go sea kayaking or canoeing in the area. Check out to find a place for rentals nearby and also to find places to go

Bell's Mountain & Crane Mountain

These two low-slung mountains, only 6-7 miles from the cottages, offer forested trails, with views of Whiting Bay and the forests of the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge Edmunds division. The Bell Mountain trail passes by unusual rock outcroppings.


Are you interested in geocaching? There are places nearby! Check out for more info!

Puffin Tour

Machias Seal Island is well known for its summer Puffin population. You can find out more about the excurions to see the puffins at

Ferry Trips

There are ferry trips from Eastport during the summer - to Deer Island, the Canadian mainland or to Campobello Island.

Hansom House

The Hansom House is located in the historical Lincoln House in Dennysville, ME. It is known as the "Most Absurd Bar in the World". This restaurant/bar/lounge is a must see if you stay with us over a weekend. It is only open certain hours during the summer months. 

Campobello Island

Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada is just 20 miles from the Cottages across the International Bridge from Lubec. Roosevelt Campobello International Park (U.S. & Canadian) is the famous summer retreat of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is open to the public. Campobello has picnic areas, beaches, trails and more.

Note: If you plan to go to a Canadian destination while here, be sure to bring your passport (or ID and birth certificate) to get back into Maine! Check with Border Patrol for any changes to their policy

St. Stephen, New Brunswick

St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada is just a 30 minute drive from the cottages and can be seen just across the river from Calais, ME. Commonly called "Canada's Chocolate Town, St. Stephen is home to Ganong Chocolate factory.

Fall Foliage

Maine is well known for it's gorgeous fall foliage. Take a trip up the first to second week of October to see it at it's peak in Down East Maine. To help you plan your Maine foliage tour, in September and October the Maine Department of Conservation posts weekly reports on foliage conditions throughout the state on its web site located at


You can see our own gallery of foliage pictures here.

There are a variety of activities to keep you busy when you stay with us. You can relax here at the cottages, go swimming or canoeing, take a hike or bike ride on the nearby Sunrise multi-use trail, drive into Eastport or Lubec for whale watching, shopping or dinner........and much more.

Local Attractions

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