Coastal Eastern Maine “Blueberry Capitol”
includes Machias and a number of neighboring towns and communities located in Washington County in Eastern Maine. Within this area, you will find picturesque harbors dotted with fishing boats, meandering rivers, historic sites. Enjoy golfing with an ocean view, fishing, summer crafts festivals, sea kayaking, shopping, hiking, boating or just sitting back and relaxing in a quiet place, you’re ready to enjoy life “Down East” in the Machias Bay Area. Numerous inland lakes and rivers provide excellent opportunities for canoeing, fishing, and swimming. The University of Maine at Machias offers workshops, art galleries, and many cultural programs. Other art galleries, theatre groups, restaurants, and cafes provide diversion and glimpses of fine local talent. There are also affordable coastal properties, good schools. Machias is known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World” because 95 percent of the world’s wild blueberry crop is harvested here. In August, you and your family can attend the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, which features a blueberry pie-eating contest, the annual Blueberry Musical, and a craft fair. Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada is only 45m away. On Campobello Island, you can also tour the former summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.