Come stay at Delesdernier House during its 206th year. Built in 1807 by Lewis Frederick Delesdernier, Eastport's first customs agent, this Federal-style home housed British officers for 5 years following the War of 1812. Amid pines on a tranquil street, Delesdernier House is located a few houses above a rocky beach on Cobscook Bay (part of the Bay of Fundy). The completely renovated house enjoys a lovely view of the bay, with a spacious lawn and ample parking. It has three bedrooms (sleeps maximum 8), one and one half baths, living room, dining room, laundry room, kitchen, and a deck off the kitchen. (Additional separate studio (sleeps 2) on property is also available.)
JULY 2013: New living room furniture & new washing machine.
JULY 2012: Wifi, satellite TV, and a new 42' flatscreen TV, tuner/DVD/CD player + 6 speakers.
AUGUST 2011: New wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms and upstairs landing.
JULY 2010: Bay view widened by vigorous landscaping.
AUGUST 2009: New beds in all bedrooms.
Lubec, Maine: Lubec, Eastport's sister seaside village, lies three miles across Cobscook Bay by ferry, or a 45-minute drive around the bay. It is home to cafes, restaurants, B & B's, and art galleries. The weekly Summerkeys concerts in Lubec's hilltop Congregational Church are one of the delightful summer experiences of both towns. The concerts are free, the music is wonderful, and the free home-baked intermission refreshments in the church basement are tasty. You can drive to the concerts, or you can leave your car behind and buy a ticket for the Eastport-Lubec passenger ferry. You will hear music in Lubec, and out on the bay, you may see moon and stars or you may see fog - but you won't forget the unique experience of getting to and from the concert by sea.
Campobello Island, New Brunswick: On Campobello Island, visit East Quoddy Lighthouse, Herring Cove Provincial Park, and Roosevelt Campobello International Park. The Roosevelt Park, jointly maintained by the United States and Canada, includes the 34-room 'cottage' of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, and many miles of walking trails along the bay. You can reach Campobello Island either by crossing on the bridge from Lubec, or by taking car ferries from Eastport to Deer Island, then Deer Island to Campobello.
St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick: A lovely day trip is to weave your way among Bay of Fundy islands on two ferries between Eastport and New Brunswick, and then drive a short distance to St. Andrews by-the-Sea. St. Andrews offers seaside cafes, restaurants, and a wide array of shops on Water Street, along with numerous museums and the Kingsbrae Botanical Garden. If you want to extend your visit, you can stay at one of St. Andrews small hotels, or treat yourself to Scottish elegance at the old Algonquin Hotel overlooking the town. The Sunday brunch at the Algonquin is sumptuous. Your return is then an easy drive through St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine, and back to Eastport via U.S. Route 1.
Enjoy a Downeast vacation in the charming seaside village of Eastport. Located on the Canadian border, this Bay of Fundy community offers a quaint harbor, restaurants & cafes, shops, music, plays, movies, art galleries, whale-watching excursions, bay-kayaking, and ferry rides to surrounding islands. Nearby attractions include picturesque lighthouses, lakes for swimming and fishing, Lubec (Maine), and Campobello Island & St. Andrews By-the-Sea (New Brunswick). Experience the bayside environment, fresh seafood, sunrises and sunsets by the water, and Fundy tides that rise and fall 20 feet twice each day. SUMMER NOTE: If summertime weather where you live gets hot and uncomfortable, Eastport makes a great escape. Located on Moose Island, the last of 3 islands connected by causeway to the mainland 7 miles away, Eastport's climate is moderated by the surrounding bay, and July and August high temperatures average in the mid-70's. AUTUMN NOTE: The seaside autumn colors here are lovely.
Other Activities: Lighthouses, whale-watching, kayaking, hiking, plays, concerts, movies, Eastport Arts Center (The checklist above includes live theater; small-town Eastport has lots of live music, too.)