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"The easternmost town in the USA" is Lubec's claim to fame, but that's not the main reason you come here.

Tipping a narrow peninsula jutting into Johnson Bay at the very eastern tip of Downeast Maine (map), Lubec (loo-BEK) is surrounded by water...and wonderful views. The Maine forest comes right to the water's edge, and the changing boreal climate makes for constant, beautiful variety.

Fishing boats in Johnson Bay, Lubec, Maine
Fishing boats at rest in Johnson Bay...

West Quoddy Head Light

If you need a goal, that would be the iconic West Quoddy Head Light in Quoddy Head State Park, the very symbol of the eastern limit of the USA.

Rock inscription at West Quoddy HeadLight, Lubec, Maine

In June, the sun rises a good 25 minutes earlier at Quoddy Head than it does in Boston. Unfortunately, you can't stand at West Quoddy Head Light to see the first rays of the sun strike the soil of the USA because the State Park doesn't open until 9 am in summer.

Summer Keys Arts Workshops

The Summer Keys workshops in instrumental and vocal music, dance, creative writing, photography and other arts bring visitors from around New England to Lubec. More...

Whalewatch & Boat Cruises

Several captains offer cruises of the bays and islands during the summer months, as well as sea-going whalewatch cruises.

Campobello Island

Another worthy goal is Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Canada's Campobello Island just across the bridge from Lubec. More...

Where to Stay

Lubec has several good small inns, but they may fill to capacity in summer, so reserve your room(s) in advance. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

Hotels & Inns in Lubec

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Campobello Island NB

Two-Nation Vacation

New Brunswick, Canada

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Downeast Maine

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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine

West Quoddy Head Light.




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