Autumn is here with cooler temperatures, colorful foliage and less traffic on Maine’s coastal roads. Check out the real Downeast Maine and plan a weekend getaway to Eastport, the easternmost city in the United States.
Here are three reasons why we think you will enjoy a weekend on Moose Island.
Explore The Bay
Visit Coastal Maine at its purest. Enjoy the nature trails at Shackford Head State Park as the bright foliage mixes with the scenic background of Cobscook Bay, the bold, rocky beaches, and the dark green of the pines. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the crisp air as you take in the visual beauty of the area. Add in some beachcombing and wildlife watching, and your day is complete.
The downtown area is located right on the waterfront. Take in the views of Passamaquoddy Bay and Campobello Island as you walk around the town.
A must stop is S. L. Wadsworth & Son, Inc., the nation’s oldest ship chandlery, a New England hardware store that has everything anyone needs. Pick up something that is uniquely Eastport!
There are many galleries that are still open on the weekends during the fall, like Dancing Dogs Pottery, Rose Garden Antiques, and Earth Forms to name just a few.
Eastport has several options for accommodations. Chadbourne House Bed and Breakfast, Kilby House, Motel East (with views of the bay and Canada), the Todd House, and the Weston House will answer all your questions about the area and all are conveniently located in or near downtown, so there is no need to drive.
As for eats, if you are not at the bed and breakfasts, the Waco Diner is a good place to start your day or have lunch. The menu includes burgers, stews, pies, and other continental dishes.
For dinner and drinks, try out The Pickled Herring. The wood-fire grilled rustic pizzas are superb, and the menu changes often, so there are always new appetizers, entrees, and desserts to order.
Autumn might just be the best time to visit Eastport. There’s plenty more to recommend in Eastport during the fall season, so let us know through comments or forum posts.