You can easily enjoy all aspects of the walkable historic district, from the tugboats and fishing vessels that work the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay, to the intricate brickwork of the Frontier National Bank (now the police station) and the Peavey Library. The Pickled Herring restaurant and Bank Square Pizza and Deli are just across the street. There are several other restaurants within easy walking distance on Water Street, and the IGA supermarket is a short drive away. Don’t forget to visit the Pantry Store at Raye’s Mustard Mill and Museum, the last operating stone-ground mustard mill in the U.S.


Twenty-nine of Water Street’s buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places, most of them dating from the rebuilding boom that took place after a fire destroyed the downtown in October of 1886.

Eastport has a thriving community of artists who exhibit in several galleries on Water Street in addition to receiving visitors in their studios. The Tides Institute and Museum of Art, newly-refurbished in Spring 2005, is building a collection of work by historic local artists on both sides of the border — art of the
Downeast and Maritime region — as well as an art reference library.

The breathtaking views of nearby Campobello Island and Deer Island, New Brunswick, and their islet neighbors, will inspire even non-painters.

Seasonal car ferries (late-June to early-September) make it easy to visit these Canadian islands, indeed all of the Quoddy Loop. You can go hiking on the trails of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park; do some leisurely beachcombing at Herring Cove on Campobello Island; attend a Wednesday-night concert in Lubec, Maine, given by the professional musicians who teach at the internationally recognized SummerKeys music program. You can also find a comprehensive listing of everything in the region by going to www.quoddyloop.com.


Or, how about sea kayaking on the Bay or on one of several nearby lakes, or relaxing aboard the sailing schooners, Sylvina W. Beal or Halie & Matthew on a sunset or whale-watching cruise? Nearby golf courses, art and antique shopping, and visiting with local residents all make for a memorable vacation experience. Eastport is “Different by Nature,” and we hope you will want to come and see for yourself what makes this area so special. In this time of instant communication, instant food, and instant gratification, it is soothing to live by the rhythm of the great tides, the daily movement of the seagulls, the passage of minke whales, and the lingering summer evenings.



 

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