A Fantastic Boat Trip in DownEast Maine

A Fantastic Boat Trip in DownEast Maine

There are just so many different ways to explore the area.  One of the most popular is a tour via boat to several lighthouses in the area.  Robertson’s Sea Tours offers two — one that visits two lighthouses  and an autumn tour that visits three. During the trip, you may also get a chance to see seals, eagles, and, of course, the scenic Maine coastline.

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This Is My Favourite Cocktail Bar in DownEast Maine

This Is My Favourite Cocktail Bar in DownEast Maine

Skywalkers Bar and Grill is a small local bar with good food, good drinks and friendly people.  It’s sort of the Machias version of Cheers — walk in the first time a stranger, then every subsequent visit, you become a regular and everyone really will know your name.

Besides eat and drink, Skywalkers offers entertainment on most nights — everything from local musicians, to non-alcoholic nights for teens to touring acts (coming in February — a male revue!).

Skywalkers is located at 86 Maine Street in  Machias.

 

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A List of Pharmacies in DownEast Maine

A List of Pharmacies in DownEast Maine

What happens if your are on vacation and forget your medication or if you become ill during your trip.  There are several local pharmacies in the area:

Machias:

Hannafords pharmacy, conveniently located inside the grocery store

Rite Aid – located directly across the street from Hannafords

Addison:

4 Corners Shop and Save, 372 Rt 1, Columbia Falls

Milbridge:

Mibridge Pharmacy, 11 Main Street, Milbridge

 

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A Little Bit Of History in DownEast Maine

Fort Obrien Machiasport Maine

Did you know that Machiasport, Maine was the site of the one of the first naval battles of the American revolutionary war?  It was fought off-shore from Fort O’Brien in Machiasport between the citizens of Machiasport and the British ship, the Margaretta.

The 1775 battle resulted in one death, several woundings and several residents captured.

The fort is now a park with rolling ‘bunkers’ and a signature cannon — a great little stop to visit history.

Worth a stop and you can find it open during daylight hours next door to the elementary school.

 

 

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The Perfect Picnic Spot in Maine

Bad little Falls Park, Machias

Bad Little Falls Park Machias

I owned property for at least a year in Machiasport before I ever stopped at Bad Little Falls Park in Machias.  What a treasure.  If you are heading east on Rt 1, it is the last right turn before you go over the river into downtown.  There is a small parking area for 4-5 cars.  The park is hidden — not really visible from the road — there is a pedestrian bridge over the falls.  The falls are spectacular as they crash over the rocks — you really can’t appreciate them unless you are on foot.  There are several decks, gardens and picnic areas.

Since I discovered it, it’s become my go-to spot to pack up a lunch and eat in a beautiful setting before running my other in-town errands.

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The Best Burger in Maine

The Best Burger in Maine

Helen’s Restaurant in Machias Maine is already known for their amazing pies.  But their newest addition to the menu is a truly memorable burger.

I am pretty adventurous when it comes to food.  I figure that all strange combinations need to be tasted — either they are awful or they are delicious.  In this case… delicious.  Blueberries, bacon, and goat cheese make the perfect sweet/salty combination.

The burger — The Blue Goat.

Fresh Angus burger

grilled onions

bacon

Meka’s blueberry jam

Raye’s blueberry mustard

Garden Side Dairy goat cheese

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