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Local Attractions

Downeast Maine is full of adventure. Quaint fishing villages Lubec and Eastport offer rich history, fine dining and beautiful ocean front pictures. Those looking for a quiet woods can seek out Cobscook Bay State Park and the adjacent Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge with miles of trails and camping. Adventure awaits in Downeast Maine! Check out Travel Advisor for other suggestions.

Famous Reversing Falls


The powerful currents of the tidal waters filling and draining in Cobscook Bay create a phenomenon the locals know as Reversing Falls. Located at the end of Leighton Point Road, at Mahars Point, Reversing Falls Park is paradise to those who love the sounds of rushing water, the sight of an eagle flying overhead, seals basking on the rocks, and the smell of the fresh salt air.

This is the ideal place for photographers, picnickers, and anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of this area.

Reversing Falls is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location: Home to the finish line and post-race picnic!

Moosehorn National

Wildlife Refuge

You can enjoy Moosehorn's natural beauty in many ways! Check out our visitor activities page to learn more about refuge trails, tours and programs, wildlife observation opportunities and more.

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge brochure (pdf)


Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge consists of nearly 30,000 acres of federally protected lands in eastern Maine. The refuge's landscape is varied, with rolling hills, large ledge outcrops, streams, lakes, bogs, and marshes. A northern hardwood forest of aspen, maple, birch, spruce and fir dominates the upland. Scattered stands of majestic white pine are common. The Edmunds Division boasts several miles of rocky shoreline where tidal fluctuations of up to 24 feet occur twice a day.


Visit Eastport


The Gateway to Downeast Maine, Atlantic Canada, and Fundy Bay

The easternmost city in the United States, Eastport, Maine is 240 miles north of Portland, and only 100 miles away from Bar Harbor. The downtown area, on Moose Island is still undiscovered by the sunburnt crowds that jam Mount Desert Island every summer. Eastport is quite scenic and one of the most popular downeast destinations. Learn More.


20 minutes from Pembroke!



Visit Lubec

Discover the ease with which you can plan and spend your next vacation away from the maddening crowds, where the sun first rises and the most easterly town in the United States of America, and a welcome awaits you! Lubec is where being yourself and enjoying life is second nature. Learn More


20 minutes from Pembroke!


Photo: Pamela Metz

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