Perched on a hill overlooking four lighthouses and Canada, this small fishing village makes its living off the trans-border traffic and a bit of tourism. Located away from the crowds of Acadia National Park and its surrounds, this is the real Down East Maine.
Off US 1 at the end of ME 189, Lubec is sited on America's easternmost border with Canada, 45 miles southeast of Calais and 88 miles northeast of Mount Desert Island. Bring your passport: one of the best things to do in Lubec is to day trip over to Campobello Island in Canada and visit the fascinating Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt historic sites.
If your cell-phone time jumps one hour ahead, don't fret: you're picking up Canadian cell-tower signals and Canadian time.