Bluebird Motel Machias Maine 866-375-0117

Things to Do Nearby
(All approximately a one-hour or less drive from our motel)

Annual Events

Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival – Machias, Maine
This Festival is held on the third weekend of August in downtown Machias and draws local, state and New England artisans/crafters for your shopping pleasure. Various food vendors and venues to satisfy your cravings, entertainment opportunities – including the annual Festival Musical, and various contests. Celebrating all things Blueberry! website
Machias Bay Chamber Concerts – Machias, Maine
Sponsoring six exciting concerts featuring internationally known artists each summer. All concerts are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Centre Street Congregational Church UCC in Machias, Maine. website
Margaretta Days Festival – Machias, Maine
Free, fun and educational for all ages! Celebrating the Battle of the Margaretta, the first naval battle of the American Revolution and the beginning of the U.S. Merchant Marines and the Battle of the Rim, when the British returned for revenge against the Patriots and their allies, the Passamaquoddy. Historical re-enactors portray soldiers, musicians, trappers, timber farmers, weavers and the Passamaquoddy people. Held annually in June on the green at the University of Maine at Machias. facebook
Down East Spring Birding Festival – Trescott, Maine
Held on Memorial Day Weekend. This Festival provides a unique experience where birders can observe a variety of birds in diverse natural environments. Includes offerings of guided and self-guided tours/hikes, boat tours and presentations led by area experts. website
Summer Keys – Lubec, Maine
All concerts are open to the public with free admission. Concerts are usually held on Wednesday nights and begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Congregational Christian Church. Also check out their various musical workshops that are offered, too. website
Indian Days Celebration – Sipayik (Pleasant Point – Perry, Maine)
Held the first weekend in August and celebrates the rich heritage, customs and culture of the Passamaquoddy people. Artisans, vendors, singers, drummers, dancers and storytellers provide a glimpse into their history and their views of living with the land. website
Eastport 4th of July – Eastport, Maine
Eastport is home to the largest 4th of July festival in the state of Maine. Come celebrate the beauty of this land in this historic port city on the Atlantic Ocean. website
Eastport Pirate Festival – Eastport, Maine
This annual event has been held since 2007, and covers from Friday – Sunday of the first weekend of September. Featuring arts, crafts, food vendors, waterfront fireworks display, live entertainment, Pirate Bed Races, Pirate Crate Races, Pirate Parade, Pirate Ball, and a Thieves Market, too! website
Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival – Eastport, Maine
A gathering and celebration, usually held on Labor Day Weekend, of the local bounty that is harvested or farmed in the waters of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook Bay. The main feature is the Salmon Meal that is served on Sunday! website
New Year's Eve's Maple Leaf and Sardine Drop – Eastport, Maine
The Quirkiest New Year's Celebration at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. A dual celebration marking Canada's New Year with a Maple Leaf drop at 11:00 p.m. EST (12:00 AM AST) and U.S.'s New Year with dropping of the 8-foot sardine at 12:00 am EST. Town-wide events and fireworks round out this festive night. Information is posted online closer to the event date. website
International Festival – Calais, Maine and St. Stephens, New Brunswick Canada
The International Homecoming Festival began in 1974 and continues to bring home family and friends to celebrate the friendship between the two international communities of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada and Calais, Maine, USA. website
Music on the Green Concert Series – Calais, Maine
Free concert series from Mid-June through the end of August. Located in downtown Calais at Triangle Park. Bring your lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. website
Moosabec Summerfest - Jonesport, Maine
A week-long celebration featuring a variety of family events, music, food, parade, fireworks, and the World's Fastest Lobster Boat Races. facebook

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Ferry Services

East Coast Ferries LTD – Maine and Canada
Ferry service between Eastport, Maine and Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada and between Dear Island, New Brunswick, Canada and Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. (506) 747-2159. website
Bar Harbor Ferry – Bar Harbor and Schoodic/Winter Harbor, Maine
Daily passenger ferry service from Bar Harbor to Schoodic/Winter Harbor. This ferry service runs seven days a week from Mid-June to Mid-September. For more information, call 207-288-2984 or 207-288-4585 or visit their website. website

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State, National and International Parks

Fort O'Brien - Machiasport, Maine
Constructed in 1775, the fort is open to the public as a state park during the summer months. The Fort overlooks the site of the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War, June 12, 1775, between the British armed schooner Margaretta and the colonist's sloop Unity, which emerged victorious.
Roque Bluffs State Park – Roque Bluffs, Maine
A beautiful setting with an oceanfront sand beach, 60-acre stocked freshwater pond and three miles of hiking trails. Boasts four parking locations, toilets, two picnic areas with tables and grills, with one being close to the playground, a boat launch and an overlook point on one of the trails. website
Cobscook Bay State Park – Edmunds Township, Maine
Surrounded on three sides by Cobscook Bay, this 888-acre park provides opportunities to watch birds and the ebb and flow of the region's impressive tides, which averages a range of 24 feet and can reach 28 feet. 106 campsites, both for tenting and RVs, border Whiting Bay and also includes a boat launch. website
Quoddy Head State Park – Lubec, Maine
Located on the easternmost point of land in the continental United States, Quoddy Head State Park contains 4.5 miles of hiking trails, extensive forests, two bogs, diverse habitat for rare plants and the striking, red-and-white striped lighthouse tower of West Quoddy Head Light. website
Acadia National Park/Schoodic Point – Winter Harbor, Maine
People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals. Schoodic Point, located at the southern tip of Schoodic Peninsula in Winter Harbor, Maine, provides one of the best places to view pounding surf during rough seas as well as stunning views of Cadillac Mountain to the West. Enjoy the picnic area at Frazer Point, located just before entering the one way park road. It provides tables, fire rings, restrooms, and drinking water as well as some very nice views of Winter Harbor, the coves, islands and rocky shores. website | website
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge – Baring and Edmunds, Maine
One of the northern most national wildlife refuges in the Atlantic Flyway, a migratory route that follows the eastern coast of North America. This refuge provides important feeding and nesting habitat for many bird species, including waterfowl, wading birds, songbirds and birds of prey, such as Bald Eagles. Black Bears, Moose and Beavers also reside in the refuge too! website
Maine Costal Islands National Wildlife Refuge – Off the coast of Milbridge, Maine
These 45 offshore islands and 3 coastal parcels are home to colonial nesting seabirds and other wildlife. (207) 546-2124
Roosevelt Campobello International Park – Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Explore Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's summer home and enjoy the island's natural beauty. Explore the Visitor Centre, with introductory exhibits about the Roosevelt Family and the close U.S.-Canadian Relationship. Tour FDR's magnificent "cottage" filled with family mementos. Walk along one of 9 trails on site. Enjoy a "Tea with Eleanor" or have lunch, dinner or Sunday Brunch at The Fireside. The "Cottage" is open from the Sunday before Memorial Day through to Columbus Day, and the Visitor Centre remains open until October 31st. (877) 851-6663 website
Shackford Head State Park – Eastport, Maine
Encompassing 90 acres on Moose Island and features several miles of trails, one of which leads to the rock headland with views of Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada, the town of Lubec and the Eastport Cargo pier on Estes Head. as well as the aquaculture pens where Atlantic Salmon are being raised. website
St. Croix Island International Historic Site – Calais, Maine
Visit the site that marked the beginning of a permanent European presence in Northern North America, dating all the way back to 1604, and learn about the struggles the settlers faced during their first harsh winter. website

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Outdoor Adventure and Trails (Hiking, Bicycling, ATV and Snowmobile)

The Bold Coast Trail-Cutler Preserve Trail – Cutler, Maine
A remote hike along a wild and windswept coastal headland, with spectacular views from steep jagged cliffs. Called Acadia's alter ego: rugged, remote and spare, but equally impressive. The loop hike explores a diverse landscape of barrens, bogs, and maritime forests along with a dramatic walk on the coastal rock edge. website
Great Wass Island Nature Conservancy Trail – Near Beals Island and Jonesport, Maine
A natural gem of Downeast Maine, The Great Wass Island preserve contains a 4.5-mile hiking trail through the preserves unique forests and wetlands. On the shore, the exposed granite bedrock drops steeply into the sea, giving evidence of the "Fundian Fault," a long crack in the earth's crust that extends from the Bay of Fundy to the coast of New Hampshire. website
Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge – Steuben, Maine
Petit Manan National Wildlife Refugee's four mainland properties are located in Hancock and Washington Counties. The 2,195 acre Petit Manan Point Division, includes a mixed forest, coastal raised heath peatlands, blueberry barrens, old hayfields, freshwater and saltwater marshes, cedar swamps, granite shores and cobblestone beaches. website
DownEast & Acadia Birding Trail – Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine
These two counties offer outstanding opportunities to watch birds, from well-known places such as Acadia National Part, Maine Coastal Islands and the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuges, and the nearby Roosevelt Campobello International Park. A myriad of other locations too! website
Down East Sunrise Trail – Ellsworth to Ayers Junction, Maine
85 Miles of off-road multi-use trail for snowmobilers, ATV-ers, pedestrians, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and equestrians. This trail begins 57 miles southwest of Machias and ends 36 Miles northeast of Machias. website
Maine's Ice Age Trail – Ellsworth to Calais, Maine
Explore the glacial geology of Maine. 46 glacial stops to see and learn about the last Ice Age. website
Maine ATV Trails – Washington County, Maine
Visit the website for more information about Maine's ATV program and trail system. website
Downeast Fisheries Trail – Washington County, Maine
From Penobscot Bay to Cobscook Bay, the Downeast Fisheries Trail connects historic and active fisheries sites that illustrate the region's maritime heritage. Marine resources sustain the culture and economy of Downeast Maine. The Downeast Fisheries Trail builds on these local resources to strengthen community life and the experience of visitors. website

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Lighthouses/Light Stations

Littler River Lighthouse – Cutler, Maine
The first lighthouse at Little River was built in 1847. It was a stone tower attached to a granite keeper's house. In 1876 the stone tower was torn down and replaced with a cast iron tower (brick lined), which still stands today. 2015 Open House dates and additional information can be found at their website. website
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse – Lubec, Maine
Come visit the Lighthouse and Visitor Center, where you can experience the world of the lighthouse keeper through educational displays linking the lighthouse, the community of Lubec and the maritime world. (207) 733-2180 website
East Quoddy Head (Head Harbor) Lighthouse – Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Also known as the Head Harbour Lighthouse, the East Quoddy Head Lighthouse is one of the oldest wooden towers in Canada, established in 1829, and a major key to navigating the Bay of Fundy. website

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Golf Courses

Great Cove Golf Course – Roque Bluffs, Maine
Discover beautiful Downeast Maine while golfing at a family owned & operated 9-hole golf course, with views of Great Cove. (207) 434-7200
Barren View Golf Course – Jonesboro, Maine
A great treat for golfers of all skill levels. A well maintained, nine-hole, par 35 course plays to 5,622 yards. The fully-irrigated fairways are always lush and green. The site also has a driving rage, a putting green and a practice sand trap. Pro Shop on site, snack bar and electric carts are some of the additional amenities. Open late April – Nov. 1st. (207) 434-6531 website
Herring Cove Golf Course – Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Golf on one of New Brunswick's island treasures at the Herring Cove Provincial Park Golf Course. Situated on Campobello Island, this 9-hole Geoffrey Cornish design offers many challenging holes while providing a spectacular view of the Bay of Fundy. Golfers aren't the only ones who have grown to love the plush landscape once enjoyed by the Roosevelt family. Bald eagles can be spotted flying overhead while moose and deer are often seen frolicking about as the morning mist rises from the fairways. After your game of golf, be sure to enjoy a leisurely snack or quench your thirst at the licensed clubhouse located upstairs from the pro-shop. For course conditions and information call the Pro-shop at (506) 752-7041.
St. Croix Country Club – Calais, Maine
Offering a nine-hole course situated on the banks of the St. Croix River. The well-maintained greens and wide fairways offer both the experienced golfer and the beginner an enjoyable day of golf. A Pro Shop and Divots Bar and Grill, which offers a place to enjoy a cold drink and a reasonably priced meal, are some of the extras offered. Open Early May – Early October. (207) 454-8875 website

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Tours – Boat and Land

Sunrise Canoe and Kayak – Machias, Maine
Enjoy kayaking with friends and family on one of their daily kayak tours. They make it easy for you to explore the lakes, streams and quiet bays of Washington Count. Daily & weekly rates. Rentals include paddles, PFDs, cartop carrier and paddling information. (207) 255-3375 website
Bold Cost Charter Co. – Cutler, Maine
Set Sail on the Barbara Frost, a custom forty foot Coast Guard inspected passenger vessel, heated and restroom equipped. Specializing in Puffin Trips to Machias Seal Island, during the Puffin's summer nesting season, and Sightseeing Trips along the scenic Bold Coast of Maine. (207) 259-4484 website
Coastal Cruises & Dive Downeast – Jonesport, Maine
Explore the beautiful coast of Downeast Maine on a 3 hour lighthouse cruise, aboard the 23-ft. Penn Yan cruiser, the Aaron Thomas, or enjoy a guided dive by two PADI-certified Dive Masters! (207) 598-7473 website
Pleasant River Boat Tours – Addison, Maine
Explore the Downeast coast on the 34-ft lobster boat, the Honey B. Lobster cruses, puffin cruises and river cruises are available. (207) 598-6993 or (207) 483-4392 website
Downeast Coastal Cruises – Milbridge, Maine
Offering island cruises, lighthouse cruises, puffin cruises, lobster trap cruises, sunset cruises, lobster feast cruises, Bar Harbor cruises and the opportunity to create your own cruise. (207) 546-7720 website
Robertson Sea Tours – Milbridge, Maine
Cruise aboard the Kandi Leigh, either on one of their planned cruises or explore the possibilities of a private charter. You can even enjoy steamed lobsters and clams on one of their Island Lobster Bakes! (207) 483-6110 website
Tours of Lubec and Cobscook - Lubec, ME
Audio recorded tours of the Cobscook Bay region, presented by local tour guides. Learn about the heritage of the region as you visit and experience the places that make it unique. Download the tours to your mobile device or rent an MP3 player. Each tour package contains a narrated MP3 audio tour, map, and photo package. website
Eastport Windjammers – Eastport, ME
Offering whale watching cruises, sunset cruises and charter cruises on the schooner Ada C. Lore, and lobster cruises and fishing trips aboard the Lady H. (207) 853-2500 website
Fundy Breeze Charters – Eastport, ME
Enjoy either a cruise or fishing trip around the pristine waters of Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the Bay of Fundy aboard the Vonnie and Val. (207) 853-4660 website
Moose Island Trolley Tours – Eastport, Maine
Moose Island Trolley offers free pick-up at local B&Bs & Motels to bring guests on a circular island tour. Two destination tours offered – The Campobello Island Tour or St. Andrews Tour. Each tour lasts approximately 7 hours. (207) 853-4471

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Museums, Historical Tours, Galleries and Aquariums

Burnham Tavern Museum – Machias, Maine
Pre-dating the American Revolution and is the oldest building in eastern Maine. Cared for by the Hannah Weston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (207) 255-6930 website
Guided Historical Tour of downtown Machias – Machias, Maine
The walking tour is led by local historian Ray Foster, a direct descendant of the first settlers of Machias. The tours last about an hour and 15 minutes and covers Machias' role in American History beginning with the American Revolution. Departing from the Machias Bay Chamber of Commerce office Monday through Friday at 9:00 am. Call for reservations or to make special arrangements (207) 255-4402.
The Gates House and Cooper House – Machiasport, Maine
Operated by the Machiasport Historical Society. Displaying period pieces and memorabilia from the colonial and Pre Civil War period. A Genealogy Library containing Census Records, family genealogies, birth, marriage and death certificates along with cemetery records are available to researchers. (207) 255-8461
Welch Farm – Roque Bluffs, Maine
The Hanscom family of Roque Bluffs, whom have been harvesting blueberries for generations, graciously opens up their blueberry farm and welcomes visitors to enjoy an educational tour about blueberry farming each August during the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. Visitors can drive to the farm or hitch a ride on a school bus that transports visitors to their farm and back to the Festival. (207) 255-0133 website
Maine Coast Sardine History Museum – Jonesport, Maine
Come and discover how a small fish led to one of Maine's largest past industries. See how it affected daily life in the coastal communities of Maine and how people made a living from the sea. (207) 497-2961
DownEast Drawings Wildlife Art Gallery & Gifts – Whiting, Maine
Specializing in art of your favorite Wildlife and Main scenes. Offering original paintings, prints, note cards and note pads and other art items featuring puffins, loons, geese, and various species of ducks, moose, deer, shorebirds, songbirds, lighthouses, Maine scenes, still life, flowers, lobster boats and more.
The Ruggles House – Columbia Falls, Maine
Built in 1818, this historic museum is a classic example of Adamesque style federal period architecture. The famous flying staircase is a central feature. Guided tours offered. Open daily from June 1st to October 15th. (207) 483-4637 in-season and (207) 546-7903 off-season website
North Sky Gallery – Milbridge, Maine
Featuring paintings, photography, cards and prints by Mark Harrell. (207) 546-3717
Schooner Gallery – Milbridge, Maine
Contemporary fine art pieces. (207) 546-3179
Waponhaki Museum and Resource Center – Pleasant Point, Maine
Established in 1987 to serve the Passamaquoddy Tribe and their neighbors in the surrounding community as a place to educate the public on Passamaquoddy history, Cultural Values and instill in their children a positive self-image. The Passamaquoddy Indians of Maine are an Eastern Woodlands people closely related to the Penobscots of Central Maine, the Maliseet and the Mi'kmaq of the Canadian Maritimes/Maine and to the Abenakis of Vermont and southern Quebec. Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans have inhabited this region for at least 12,000 to 15,000 years. website
Barracks Museum – Eastport, Maine
Presenting a history of Eastport from the time of the Revolutionary War though to the sardine and ground fishing industries of the 20th century. Operated by the Border Historical Society.
Quoddy Maritime Museum – Eastport, Maine
This museum details the planning and execution of The Passamaquoddy Tidal Project (Circa 1935) including a scale working model. This project would have harnessed the 23 foot tidal change occurring in Passamaquoddy Bay to generate electricity. Construction and implementation of the project ended in 1936 due to financing being cut by the U.S. Congress.
Quoddy Tides Institute – Eastport, Maine
Serves as a cultural resource center for the Passamaquoddy Bay (U.S. & Canada), with collections of books, art, photography and architecture; exhibits, print making and publishing, plus educational programs. (207) 853-4047
The Eastport Gallery – Eastport, Maine
Representing a group of local artists' paintings, sculpture and photography. Gift Shop. (207) 853-4166
The Chocolate Museum – St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Site of the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers and interactive way to learn about candy making in St. Stephen – a tradition that has lasted over a century. (506) 466-7848 website
Fundy Discover Aquarium – St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
This 20,000 square foot Aquarium includes a 218 seat theatre, several viewing tanks of various Bay of Fundy fish, rare lobsters and magnificent sea horses can all be enjoyed in the lower level. (506) 529-1200 website

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Historic and Important Quoddy Bay Area Sites

45th Parallel Marker – Perry, Maine
Located on the southbound side of Route 1 in Perry, Maine. This waymark is the oldest halfway marker in the United States, as it marks the halfway spot between the Equator and the North Pole.
Jasper Beach – Machiasport, Maine
Red gravel beach that has a unique audio component to its nature. Due to the wave after wave rushing in and out it moves these stones back and forth, creating a rumbling sound. more information
Liberty Hall – Machiasport, Maine
Liberty Hall overlooks the site of the first naval victory of the American Revolution and is one of the America's most significant historical monuments. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was built in 1873 and served as Machiasport's Town Hall and its cultural and community center for over a hundred years. website
Old Sow (Whirlpool) – Eastport, Maine
One of the most dramatic demonstrations of the power of the tides is found in the Western Passage of the Passamaquoddy Bay towards the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. "Old Sow" is the largest whirlpool in the western hemisphere, the second largest in the world – second only to the Maelstrom Whirlpool of Norway.
Reversing Falls – Pembroke, Maine
Located at the end of Leighton Point Road, at Mahar's Point, demonstrates the power of the local currents and tidal change by creating a saltwater waterfall effect with the incoming tide. Enjoy the sound of the rushing water, the sight of eagles flying overhead, seals basking on the rocks and the smell of fresh air. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Shopping

Berry Vines – Machias, Maine
A family owned shop that is committed to offering only the finest flowers and gifts. (207) 255-4455 website
Columbia Falls Pottery – Machias, Maine
Hand-thrown pottery that is hand glaze and painted with designs specific to the Downeast area, such as lupine and wildflowers. (800) 235-2512 website
Family Dollar – Machias, Maine
Located 1/4 mile north of the motel on Rt. 1.
Hannaford Supermarket – Machias, Maine
Located 1/4 mile north of the motel on Rt. 1.
Rite Aid – Machias, Maine
Located 1/4 mile north of the motel on Rt. 1.
Machias Hardware – Machias, Maine
Family owned and operated since 1951, Carrying many items not available in modern hardware stores, such as hand water pumps, hand operated bread dough mixers, grain mills, and Aladdin Kerosene lamps to name a few items. Also, providing a natural foods selection of bulk herbs/spices, grains and many other organic product. (207) 255-6581.
Bartlett Maine Estate Winery – Gouldsboro, Maine
Bob and Kathe Bartlett, proprietors and vintners of Bartlett Maine Estate Winery. In 1975, they brought their passion and wine-making prowess to this part of Maine. Making quality wine has always been their calling, but back then they knew that grapes wouldn't appreciate the cooler New England climate. Inspiration hit with the low-bush blueberries that cover the Maine coastline. Rich in tannins and bursting with flavor, they knew they'd be an ideal fruit for making wine. In addition to viewing the facility and enjoying a sample, you're also able to choose your favorite Bartlett wines and other wine related gift items in their retail sales room. The tasting room is open from June-October or off season by appointment. (207) 546-2408 website
Machias Valley Farmers Market – Machias, Maine
Beginning each year in Early May, local growers of plants and produce, along with artisans and crafters, will set up booths and stands near the "Farmer's Market" sign on the dike between the Old Railroad Station and Dunkin Donuts. facebook
Parlin Flowers and Gifts – Machias, Maine
Offering top quality flower arrangements, gifts for any occasion and bakery goods. (207) 255-3631 website
The French Cellar – Machias, Maine
Located on Water Street and offers over 400 labels of fine wine, the largest selection of Maine Craft Beers in Washington County, microbrews from the East Coast and Belgium, fresh goat cheese from Garden Side Dairy and some impressive imported cheeses too! (207) 255-4977 facebook
Maine Sea Salt Company – Marshfield, Maine
See shallow pools of sea water evaporating to form sea salt crystals, while learning about their natural artisan salt making methods first hand from the Salt Man. Sample their many gourmet flavors, which include smoked sea salts too! Open from 8 am – 5 pm most days, providing free tours. Please call ahead (207) 255-3310 website
Connie's Clay of Fundy – East Machias, Maine
Pottery studio and gift shop, contemporary and hand thrown pieces. (207) 255-4574
Puffin Pines Country Gift Store & Visitor Information – Whiting, Maine
A shop with something for everyone! Sweatshirts, t-shirts, Minnetonka Moccasins, wind chimes, scrimshaw jewelry, cards, placemats, moose and puffin merchandise, a kid's corner, a pet's corner, along with a variety of novelty and Maine-made products. (207) 733-9782
Bayside Chocolates – Lubec, Maine
Exquisite hand-crafted gourmet chocolates for even the most discriminating chocolate lovers. (207) 733-8880 website
Bold Coast Smoke House – Lubec, Maine
Specializing in fine cold and hot smoked salmon, "wicked good" smoked salmon paté, and smoked trout paté. Retail, wholesale and mail order.
Dianne's Glass Gallery – Lubec, Maine
Offering a variety of stained glass creations using traditional methods, recycled glass and fused glass. Jewelry, windows, kitchen cabinet doors, shutters and accent plates to name a few items. Don't forget to see their blueberry pendants and earrings. (207) 733-2458
Monica's Chocolates – Lubec, Maine
Luscious handmade chocolates. Original recipes featuring bittersweet, mil, and white chocolate filled with gourmet quality fruits, nuts, caramels and liqueurs. Open 7 days/week. (800) 952-4500 website
West Quoddy Gifts – Lubec, Maine
The easternmost gift shop in the United States. Specializing in lighthouse tees and sweats, both either embroidered or printed. As well as local Maine-made gifts such as blueberry jams, mustards and chocolates. (207) 733-9782 website
Tide Mill Organic Farm – Edmunds, Maine
Supplying certified organic nutritious food including vegetables, eggs, meat, milk and balsam wreaths. Educational tours of the farm are also available. (207) 733-2551 website
Quoddy Trail Moccasin Co. – Perry, Maine
Craftsmen work at wooden benches with leather, needle, thread, and a few basic tools. They stitch, coax, and charm these humble materials into beautiful footwear. website
Crow Tracks – Eastport, Maine
Woodcarvings by Roland LaVallee. American figures, songbirds and animals. Ideal as gifts or collectables. (207) 853-2336
Raye's Mustard Mill – Eastport, Maine
The only stone-ground mustard mill still in production in North America. Featuring a line of locally crafted and award winning mustards. Locally crafted food and gifts. (207) 853-4451
S.L. Wadsworth & Son, Inc. – Eastport, Maine
The Nation's oldest ship chandlery and Maine's oldest retail business. Featuring Nautical and lighthouse gifts, Eastport nostalgia and logo wear, and a full service hardware store. (207) 853-4343

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Dining and Food

Tom's Mini-Mart "Deli" – Machias, Maine
Located right next store to The Bluebird Motel at the Gulf Station, the Deli is one of the places that the local fisherman go to have their breakfast. Offering a variety of breakfast items, subs, sandwiches, fried seafood, burgers and pizzas. Open Monday – Saturday. Takeout or dine in. (207) 255-4003
The Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant – Machias, Maine
Serving Downeast, Maine with friendly service, excellent home style cooking, home-made breads and jams, cocktails, daily specials, fresh seafood and homemade pies daily. (207) 255-3351 website
Helen's Restaurant – Machias, Maine
Restaurant menu includes signature sandwiches and creative menu specials in addition to the favorite Down East fare. Buying directly from local farmers, fishermen, and specialty food artisans, their menu selections include seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients whenever possible. (207) 255-8423 website
Hing Garden – Machias, Maine
Offering Chinese and Asian Cuisine, along with a few staple American items in platter or combination meals. Dine in or Take-out. (207) 255-8881 or 255-8882
Pat's Pizza – Machias, Maine
A favorite of University of Maine students, Pat's Pizza features pizzas made with fresh dough and topped with a special sauce created by C.D. "Pat" Farnsworth and his wife Fran. Offering appetizers, fresh salads, hot and cold subs or sandwiches, calzones, pasta dishes and their classic and gourmet pizzas. (207) 255-8111
Skywalkers's Bar & Grille – Machias, Maine
Step out of boring and step in to an urban oasis! Skywalker's Bar & Grille is Down East Maine's premier hot spot for entertainment, delicious homemade southwestern cuisine and fantastic drinks. Stop in and let the stress of your hectic day melt away. (207) 259-6001
The Thirsty Moose Café Bar & Grill– Machias, Maine
Downeast Maine's destination for meeting up with friends! They have something going on every night of the week so stop in and check them out! They have pool and billiards, too! (207) 255-6100
Whole Life Market & Saltwater Café – Machias, Maine
Whole Life Market offers a wide range of healthy natural and organic products and brands, including gluten-free and locally grown fresh organic produce, dairy items, free range eggs and meats. The Saltwater Café menu focuses on locally grown foods and wholesome ingredients. Sit and relax with a cup of organic coffee or tea in a comfy chair while enjoying their salads, soups, sandwiches, and specialty or bakery items. (207) 255-8855 website
Dunkin Donuts – Machias, Maine
All-day stop for coffee and baked goods.
Machias Freshies (inside the Shell Gas Station) - Machias, Maine
Featuring Pizzas, Subs and other items. Opened 7 Days a week. (207) 255-3212
McDonald's – Machias, Maine
Classic, fast-food chain known for its burgers, fries and shakes.
Subway – Machias, Maine
Build-your-own sandwiches and salads, with health-conscious options.
Chandler River Lodge – Jonesboro, Maine
Offering traditional favorites along with contemporary cuisine while you dine in one of two lovely dining rooms offering candle-lit and fireside seating. Reservations are recommended for evening meals. The lodge hosts a Christmas Tea in December. (207) 434-2540 website

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Classes, Workshops and Entertainment

Downriver Theater Company – Machias, Maine
A non-profit community theatre company holding performances at the Univ. of Maine at Machias's Performing Arts Center. For a listing of upcoming performances and for seating/ticket sales visit their website. website
Cobscook Community Learning Center (Classes, Workshops and Events) – Trescott, Maine
The Cobscook Community Learning Center is all about community wellness. This means artistic, physical, economic and educational wellness. Offering classes, workshops and hosting various events Down East. (207) 733-2233 website
Stage East - Eastport, Maine
Community theater performances at the Eastport Arts Center. Accepting reservations with credit card by phone. (207) 853-4650 website

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