Things To Do
For nature lovers: There are scenic hiking trails at Cutler's Bold Coast, Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge, and Great Wass Island. There are also hiking trials at Quoddy Head State Park which is the eastern most point in the United States. Jasper Beach is a rare, geological phenomenon located in Machiasport.
Also available in the area are whale watching tours and boat trips to Machias Seal Island where you can visit the nesting puffins, terns, and other seabirds. Sea kayaking tours provide another way to experience the rugged coastline and to explore ancient petroglyph sites.
Of historic interest: In addition to our historic Gardner House, there is the former summer home of Franklin D. Roosevelt on nearby Campobello Island and the 1770 Burnham Tavern in Machias. The Gates House, home of the Machiasport Historical Society, overlooks the site of the first naval battle of the American Revolution which took place in Machias Bay in 1775.
For families: There are golf courses, beaches for either fresh or salt-water swimming, public boat landings, and some of the best fishing spots in the northeast.