Sights in Lubec
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Some of the most striking scenery in Maine is found in Quoddy Head State Park. The 531 acre park boasts a walking trail that passes along the edge of towering, jagged cliffs. The tides here are similarly dramatic, fluctuating 16ft in six hours. Follow the fantastic 4-mile loop trail and keep an eye to the sea for migrating whales (finback, minke, humpback and right whales) which migrate along the coast in the summer. The park also boasts intriguing subarctic bogland and the much-photographed red-and-white-banded West Quoddy Light (1858).
Once beyond Lubec, you’re in Canada, specifically on Campobello Island, home to Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Franklin Roosevelt’s father, James, bought land here in 1883 and built a palatial summer ‘cottage.’ The future US president spent many boyhood summers here, and he was later given the 34-room cottage. Franklin and Eleanor made brief, but well-publicized, visits during his long tenure as president.