Two Nations, Endless Feasts and Treats

What’s the house speciality of the Two Nation Vacation? An unforgettable adventure paired with delicious local recipes, craft brews and wines, and take-home goodies that are sure to make you go mmm.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

Lobster with a Side of Tides

Along this stretch of coast, you haven’t lived until you’ve slipped on a bib and enjoyed some fresh-from-the-sea lobster. Get cracking to Thurston’s on Mount Desert Island, Maine, or enjoy a Lobster Boil on the Beach in Alma, New Brunswick.

Pair with: A side of tides. Since we’re also famous for having the world’s highest tides, work up an appetite for your lobster dinner by walking the ocean floor, kayaking at high tide, or getting out for some whale-watching.

 

Did not think I would be having fresh-off-the-boat lobster for dinner in New Brunswick today! Yet here I am... #eastcoastlove

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Chocolate with a Dash of Art

Chocoholics head to the seaside village of Lubec, Maine, where Monica’s Chocolates offers handmade truffles and bonbons crafted according to recipes from the owner’s native Peru. For the hard-core chocolate connoisseur, the Chocolate Museum in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, is a must (and yes, sampling is encouraged).

Pair with: A dash of art. Top off your artisanal chocolates with some fine art. The International Sculpture Trail, the Abbe Museum, Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre, and Artsipelago offer visual eye candy for every artistic taste.

 

A #pod of milk and white #chocolate #orcas! They're also available in dark + white chocolate and all white chocolate. Orcas: $5.00 each

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Jesse Salisbury sculpture installed in Oromocto

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Craft Wines & Brews with a Chaser of Festivals

Get in the Two Nation Vacation spirit at Bartlett Maine Estate Winery in Gouldsboro, Maine, where you can sample 20 varieties of fruit wines made from top quality fruit from the region. The winery also makes Rusticator Rum, which took home the gold in the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To get a taste of New Brunswick, go on an Uncorked Tour of Saint John where local history is garnished with a whole lot of sampling of local treats, including wines, beer, and cheeses.

Pair with: A chaser of festivals. From hot air balloons to buskers, music to stargazing, we’re the coast with the most when it comes to great festivals and events!

 

Sunrise float wth pilot Bud at the #atlanticballoonfiesta #tbt #hotairballoon #sunrise

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Gourmet Delights with a Pinch of Indulgence

Whisk your favourite foodie away to the Rossmount Inn where gourmet meals are created with local, seasonal, organic and wild foods – all in a beautiful inn nestled in gorgeous St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick. Or escape to the Bar Harbor Inn in Bar Harbor, Maine, where fresh local delights combine with genuine Maine ambiance.

Pair with: A pinch of indulgence. Treat yourself to a weekend of food and fun at the Indulge Festival in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, or the Maine Salmon Festival in Eastport, Maine.

Maine Salmon Festival, Eastport, Maine

Savoury Snacks to Top Off Epic Road Trips

It’s up to you whether you share the bounty you collect while on your Two Nation Vacation! From caviar, to hand-crafted mustards, smoked salmon, to molasses treats—your wish for delish will be granted here! 

Pair with: Epic road trips. With the snacks in the back, you just have to go on a road trip. Luckily we’ve got some stunners! Check out Fundy’s whales and wonders or take the scenic route along downeast Maine. 

With so many flavours to savour, isn’t it time you head out on a Two Nation Vacation adventure?