getting here

Welcome to Smithereen Farm

We’re happy to host you. 


Pembroke, ME is halfway between Lubec and Eastport on Cobscook Bay. The closest airports are Bangor (Delta NYC) and Bar Harbor (Cape Air Boston) and Saint Johns New Brunswick (Air Canada); each are about 2 hours drive from the farm.

If you are coming by car from points south it is a lot faster if you use the big highway 95 via Bangor, and then come across on Route 9 also known as “the Airline”. Very serene and forested, but keep your eyes on the road because everyone is going 85mph. 

Route 1 is charming and wonderful – it just takes a lot longer if you go via Midcoast. A good compromise is to come via Bangor and then cut down on the 192 to Machias, our Washington county seat. There you will find Machias Marketplace, Hannaford, and many banks, hardware stores and gas stations. Beyond Machias there is the Whiting Store (gas and convenience), Pembroke Freshies (gas and convenience) and the Dollar General in Pembroke. And of course Smithereen Farm Store. The other closest towns with groceries are Eastport (IGA), Perry (Farmers Union), Lubec (IGA), and Calais (Trade Winds, basically a Hannaford).

If you are coming/going through Ellsworth on Route 1, there is a nice road over Tunk Mountain through Sullivan we recommend, particularly during the leaf season. Otherwise, you can continue on Rte 1 through Machias.

If you are coming to camp, please register on Hipcamp for tent platforms, and you’ll get a very detailed, printable AgriTourism document that will help you with directions, a map, details about the farm and area.

GPS does not always get service on the Airline highway,. We recommend you buy a Gazeteer map so you won’t suffer the feeling of being possibly lost– so useful as well for making sense of this quite complicated coastline. 

We recommend wool socks in all seasons, there are bugs here! Bring an extra cooler and you can pick up some clams or frozen scallops, frozen meat or blueberries to bring home with you from Washington county. 

We recommend you bring provisions for your picnics as there are very few dining options in our part of the world. 

  • Good Tern Coop, Rockland
  • Fresh off the Farm, Rockport
  • Belfast Coop, Cheese shop, Chase’s Daily
  • Blue Hill Coop
  • Machias Marketplace
  • Tiller and Rye, Brewer, or Bangor Natural Living Center
  • Long Lost Farmstand and Tide Mill Farm milk fridge, both in Edmunds
  • Lubec Brewery, Claire’s Bakery (she just opened her own storefront!)

Recommended eating places- ( ask whats locally grown on the menu!)

Eastport- Beau’s Creamery, Phoenix wine bar, Waco Diner, Quoddy Lobster, Bocephus, Old Sow

Lubec- Water Street Tavern, Cohill’s, Shore Thing Takeout, Fisherman’s Wharf

Farmers markets:

Lubec Farmers market: Saturday 10-noon on Main street

Hope’s Haven market Tuesday 3-5pm end of leighton point, Pembroke

Dennysville Farmers market: 3-5 Wednesday at the Snowmobile station

Calais farmers market: 11-1 Tuesdays on the village green

St. Stephens Farmers market: Fridays 9-12

Eastport Farmers market: Saturdays  11am by the post office

(if any of this information needs correcting, let us know!)[email protected] and see also for contact information etc. 

Local Fish:

H&D Seafood in Lubec

East bay seafood in Perry


Printable maps available here.