If you are coming by car overland, you may want to break up the trip and stop in Mid-Coast Maine to see friends, museums, etc.
Stopping for Provisions. Down east has super limited groceries:
- Rockland Coop
- Belfast Coop
- Blue Hill Coop
- Machias Whole Life Grocery (has organic wine selections)
- Tiller and Rye
- Tradewinds Variety from the 1A to the 9 (Airline)
What we have plenty of here is:
Seafood, Dairy+ Meat, Nice veggies and blueberries.
- Cherryfield Historic District: Delightful river corridor with antiques!
- Vasquez Family Takeout in Milbridge: Authentic and delicious Mexican food and Burritos!
- Ruggles House in Columbia Falls
- Calais Historic District: Italianate Brick Commercial district of the 1870’s Lumber Merchants
- Beehive Collective hosts the annual BLACK FLY BALL, and invites volunteer collaborators to work together on large-scale art posters. https://weestore.myshopify.com/
Or if you woud like to come by sea! Come by water and drive south to us.
Here’s a route that would be lovely (though less frugal):
- Travel from Portland to Nova Scotia (overnight voyage, sunset and sunrise, sleep aboard with your car)
- Drive across from Yarmouth to Digby (one beautiful hour drive)
Or do a few days jaunt in Nova Scotia and go up to Cape Breton Island:
- Gampo Abbey: a Buddhist monastery in Cape Breton
- Then in Digby take the Ferry to St. Johns
- You could stop to see the Historic Gardens in St. Stephens
- Or the St. Croix National Park
- Pick up some fried clams on your way!
- Then drive down 1 hour 30 minutes to the Farm!
Wonderful, now that you’re addicted to ferries have a look at the other islands around here: