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West Quoddy Headlight at sunset in Lubec.

West Quoddy Headlight at sunset in Lubec.

Lubec & Campobello Island

The lighthouses of Maine are some of the state’s premier attractions. With five lighthouses in the immediate area, Lubec is a great home base if you'd like to see several of these coastal structures in one place. The easternmost town in the continental United States, Lubec is home to the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. You can visit the lighthouse and visitor center, as well as picnic at cliff-top tables in the adjacent Quoddy Head State Park. You can also view: the Lubec Channel Lighthouse in Lubec; the East Quoddy and Mulholland Point lighthouses on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada (bring your passport if you'd like to visit); and the Little River lighthouse in Cutler (you can tour the Little River lighthouse but only view the other lighthouses). On Campobello Island, you can also tour the former summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

A Vacation on the Maine Coast

In Lubec and the surrounding area, you can also go biking, hiking, antiquing, fishing, boating, leaf-peeping, skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The summer months are the best time to go whale watching in Maine. You might see humpback, finback and minke whales, as well as seals and bald eagles. You can also shop for works by local artists at galleries, studios or gift shops.

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