Yancy’s Pizza is located at 332 North Street in Calais, Maine. They offer great pizza and casual meals — subs, salads, comfort foods, Italian. A few years ago they relocated to this sunny new location.
Click here for hours and info. but you can view the menu here.
A great spot for a picnic!
East Machias’ town center rises on hills flanking both sides of a narrow, boulder-strewn stretch of the East Machias River. A bridge leads from the rail-trail to narrow Mill Park along the opposite bank. A sign lists successive mills that stood here, and old mill parts are displayed, sculpture-like. The village’s two bridges create a nice walking loop. As in neighboring Machias and Machiasport, wonderful federal and Victorian-era architecture is all about. Not to be missed: Washington Academy’s 1823 main building and the soaring 1836 First Congregational Church.
The oh-so-interesting phenomenon of reversing falls can be seen in the narrows between Dennys Bay and Cobscook Bay in Pembroke, Maine.
Because the tides in the area are among the worlds highest tides, that, combined with the large rock ledge, makes the falls appear to reverse several times per day.
Fun Falls Facts:
*Reversing Falls is a town park.
*Historically it was a farmstead.
*The cemetery remains (on the right side).
*Opposing currents create reverse waterfall at low tide.
*There are strong currents at all sides.
*There is an old shipwreck on the left hand shore.
*Check the tide table to be there at low tide.
From Machias, it is about a 45 minute drive north on Route 1 to Pembroke.
It is a right hand turn off of the highway just before the post office (if you pass it, turn around at the gas station).
After turning right off route 1 north, go to the end of the road, turn right then a quick left onto Leighton Point Road where there is a sign (well, sometimes not) that says “Reversing Falls”.
Go 3 3/10 mile up that road and take the right onto Clarkside Road. There is also a sign that says “Reversing Falls & Cobscook Trails” (high up on a telephone pole).
Follow that to the end and take a left at the intersection.
Follow that to the end (about 1 1/2 miles on a dirt road).
If it has to do with snow and winter activities, you can bet that someone in Maine would have discovered it. The newest craze is SNOGA — yoga in that fluffy white stuff we call snow.
I first heard of SNOGA through an article in the Bangor Daily News. It was invented (I suppose) by Holly Twinning of Maine Yoga Adventures. Yoga is done with some modifications — no poses lying down, and sometimes the use of snowshoes to help with balance. (However, the extra weight of snowshoes can also hinder balance-keeping on some poses). I have to admit, I’ve never thought about doing a headstand with my head buried in snow, but it strangely appeals to me.
Maine Yoga Adventures is located in Orono, Maine (about a two hour drive from Machias). Looking at their website, they offer amazing adventures, not just all over Maine, but all over the world:
Drive through the town of Machias on a sunny day and you with undoubtably see a collection of dining chairs, maybe a sea captain’s trunk and some moose antlers displayed on the small lawn outside of Machias Bay Antiques and Fine Arts. Make a stop (park across the street and enjoy the falls, bridge and Bad Little Falls Park on the other side while you are at it). Enjoy conversation with the owner, Ray, as you scout out unique treasures that have been hiding in Maine’s darkest attics and oldest homes. (And check out Ray’s beautiful original artwork!)
1 Water Street (PO Box 127, Machiasport 04655).
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-4:00; January – mid-May Friday-Saturday. Or by appointment any time.
Unfortunately I’m not a fisher-person and I receive lots of emails asking about fishing in Maine. I finally stumbled across this website. Take a look (they have a great underwater fish video on their home page, too).
You just have to take a look at their website for details about this amazing performance space and the incredible lineup that that have. Well worth a stop if you are traveling to this part of rural Maine. Also an amazing spot for a country wedding.
Direct information from their website:
There’s no better way to experience Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island, Maine, than by bicycling. At Acadia Bike, we have the equipment and the expertise to make your biking adventure one you’ll remember for years to come.
With 30 years of experience, we have the largest fleet of rental bicycles in New England, and our friendly staff will make sure you get the one that’s perfect for you. Whether it’s a mountain bike or a hybrid, we’ll provide the equipment that will make your trip to Maine special.
If you’re a cycling enthusiast, you’ll marvel at the endless routes available to you, and if you’re a first-timer, you’ll find out just how much fun you can have on a bike in Acadia National Park.
We have everything you need, whether you plan to pedal on the island’s wonderful carriage roads or plan to take the more heavily used Park Loop Road. Our friendly professionals at Acadia Bike will give you all the advice you need for a great day of bicycling.
Because we continually sell bikes from our rental fleet, we have a wide variety of high-quality used bikes for sale at reasonable prices, many of which have been ridden only a few times. That keeps our rental fleet up to date at all times. We also carry a full line of new bikes and accessories for sale.
We’re open for bike rentals May 1 through October 31 of each year, and we’re conveniently located at 48 Cottage Street in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, gateway to Acadia National Park. Hours during July and August are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in May, June, September and October. Our tours operate rain or shine.
The free Bicycle Express shuttle, part of Acadia’s Island Explorer system, departs from the Bar Harbor village green, only one block from our shop. It will give you and your bikes a free ride to and from the carriage roads of Acadia. The shuttle operates from June 23 until Sept. 30.
International Homecoming Festival began in 1974 and continues to bring home family and friends to celebrate the friendship between the two international communities of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada and Calais, Maine, USA.
During the festival, these two communities become one, hosting and attending events held on both sides of the border. Many enjoy the street fair, children’s games and activities, concerts, craft shows, and so much more, ending with the spectacular Duty Free Americas, Hardwicke’s Fireworks Display!