Vacation Ideas

122 Main St
Maine 04622
Welcome to the Wild Blueberry Capitol of the World!
Thinking of a vacation in Downeast Maine ? There are many reasons to visit including the wonderful scenery, the unspoiled coastline, great hiking and exploring – the fresh air and unhurried way of life in the many small communities from Blue Hill to Calais – and all within about an hours drive or less of the Englishman’s B&B.

Our B&B is the perfect base from which to take day-trips in the region. We are located along both the Bold Coast Scenic Byway and the Black Woods Scenic Byway and barely 25 minutes from the Schoodic Section of Acadia National Park and Winter Harbor.
A ferry from Winter Harbor goes to Bar Harbor in season providing an alternative way to arrive at Mt Desert Island.

For visitors entranced by the PBS series “The Roosevelts”, you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast here and still be at Roosevelts Cottage on Campobello Island by 11 am (local time – you gain an hour going into Canada) and maybe have Tea with Eleanor! Just remember to bring your passport!

Other day trips you might consider include drives to Jonesport/Beals/Great Wass island and Rogue Bluffs State Park ; or a trip to West Quoddy Lighthouse near Lubeck ; or the easternmost port-town of Eastport, or the St. Croix Island Historic Site/Calais and St. Stephens or St. Andrews N.B.. We will be happy to help you plan your trips based on your specific interests.

One of the beauties of exploring the coast beyond Bar Harbor and Mt Desert Island is that you encounter the real Maine – away from throngs of tourists, souvenir shops and traffic! You’ll still find local food, interesting and unique shops and a variety of home-based artists and crafts people, even a traditional mustard mill – but you have to be on the look out and expect to drive off Route 1 to find all this area has to offer.

If you visit in the late spring through early September and like the idea of falling asleep to the sounds of a river, getting fresh cool air without air conditioning (but we have that if needed!), experiencing life in a small but historic town and strolling around our tidal river bridge to bridge, then we hope you will stay with us – we’d love to have you.