While we were in Bar Harbor, David suggested we head up to Lubec so we could see the most Eastern point of the country. It was only a couple of hours, so we figured “why not”. Now, we’re really glad we went… It ranks way up there in my list of favorite stops!
One of our first stops was the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse. It’s called West Quoddy because there’s one that even further East (called East Quoddy). But that one is in Canada, so West Quoddy is still the Easternmost point in the US.
Note: That’s the basis for the title of the post… it’s as far as we can go and still be in the US. Don’t worry, we’re still going to go some more. 😉
Fortunately for us, our campground was located directly across the street from Monica’s Chocolates… a place that kind of puts Lubec on the map and is one of the main reasons to go. If you like chocolate, Monica’s is worth going out of the way for. But be warned, you get what you pay for… nothing she sells is cheap, but it may well be the best chocolate we’ve ever had. Just to give you an idea of what to expect… when Monica makes hot chocolate, she doesn’t pour powder or syrup in a cup of hot water. She melts chocolate in a pot! (It wouldn’t surprise me if Dasy wants to do another post just for this).
From Lubec, you can hop across the border into Canada and visit Campobello Island. Here we found the East Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Roosevelt’s “cottage” and lots of sea critters! Seals, porpoises, and whales! There were quite a few finback whales, but we also spotted a humpback. In the pictures below, the whales showing only the backs are finbacks. The tail picture is a small humpback. We also managed to see several bald eagles while exploring the island!
Even though the weather turned a bit “icky” for a day or two, we really liked the area and were pleasantly surprised by how much we were able to see. If you are anywhere near the area, you should definitely make the effort to come up here!
Unfortunately, this would almost be our last stop with Dave and Brenda. They had to get back home and Dasy started to get an itch to get back to Virginia. We packed up and headed South, planning to stop one more night with them, which we’ll post about later!