Extraordinary Experiences

YOU COULD ALMOST SAY the Two Nation Vacation is brought to you by the letter F with all the feasts, festivals, folklore, and fun it offers up! For the foodie, there’s no shortage of fresh seafood, local craft brews and wines, melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, not to mention other delectable local treats to indulge in. For the festival fan, there’s a jam-packed schedule of events that range from fancy culinary fests, to binoculars-at-the-ready birding trips, to outdoor music shows and, yes, even a little fire juggling! And not to be left out, art and history buffs can learn about Maine’s Wabanaki people at the Abbe Museum, take to the International Sculpture Trail, explore the Artsipelago, or experience the summer home of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. Our shared heritage and warm hospitality mean that you can max out on fun or ramp up the R&R on a getaway that’s simply one of a kind.

Things To Do

With 55 years of experience lobster fishing on the Bay of Fundy, the members of the MacDonald family are local experts. Learn from their family stories about fishing on the highest tides, the life of the lobster, see odd lobsters, some blue and orange, and view our 200,000 gallon salt water tank that houses crated lobster waiting to go to market.

The Abbe Museum shares the history and culture of Maine's Native people, collectively known as the Wabanaki (Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet), and operates from two locations in Bar Harbor.

Year-round, Artsipelago is a map and guide to the best of the locally distinctive culture of our region - two countries/one bay. This distinctive arts and culture of a group of islands and peninsulas is located on the international Maine/New Brunswick coastal border region of Passamaquoddy Bay and is all connected by ocean-going ferries, water taxis and scenic coastal drives.

Places To Go

Monica Elliot uses family recipes from her native Peru to stock her sweet shop with truly gourmet bonbons, truffles and more. A room off to the side offers Peruvian-made clothing and accessories.

Seasonal hours: Open Daily, 8am - 8pm through December 31st.

Sculpture Saint John continues the legacy of creating contemporary sculptures from local granite by international artists.  The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium held its first event at the Acadia National Park on the Schoodic Peninsula in 2007, resulting in seven scu

Tides Institute & Museum of Art is a cross border (U.S./Canada) cultural institution and museum with a focus on the greater international Passamaquoddy Region in particular, but with a wider view of the cultural ties be