Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Calais (pronounced "Cal' lus") is a coastal town located in the Down East region of Maine at the Canadian border across from the town of St. Stephen, one of Maine's busiest border crossings. Calais and St. Stephen have a close relationship, celebrated with a multiple-day International Festival each year. A parade crosses Ferry Point Bridge, with the mayors of both communities shaking hands across the border.
By carThe direct route from Bangor, ME is via Route 9, locally called "The Airline."
By airThe closest airport is Bangor International Airport.
Saint Croix Island International Historic Sitephone: +1 207 288-3338address: Route 1Daily dawn to dusk, but displays are covered in winter. Saint Croix Island International Historic Site marks the first presence by Europeans on mainland northern North America and is part of the United States National Park System. It is composed of a mainland site and 6.5-acre Saint Croix Island. Travel to the island is discouraged due to its fragile ecosystem. The mainland site includes an outdoor interpretive shelter, picnic tables, a pit toilet, and an unimproved boat launch. A short, accessible interpretive trail features bronze figures of the French and Passamaquoddy, as well as displays discussing historical events and the interaction of the two cultures.
Holmes Cottageaddress: 237 Main StBuilt 1804.
Whitlock's Mill LightThree miles south of Calais. Northernmost lighthouse in the U.S. and still a working light. While the light cannot be visited, it can be seen from the St. Croix View Rest Area on U.S. Highway 1.
St. Croix Country Club Golf Coursephone: +1 207 454-8875address: Route 1Public, nine holes. 5534 yards, par 70, slope 107, rating 65.2.
International FestivalEarly August week-long festival with cross-border neighbor town, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.
Schooner Restaurantphone: +1 207 454-8055address: 187 Main St
Townhouse Restaurantphone: +1 207 454-8021address: 84 Main St
phone: +1 207 454-7111address: 293 Main St
phone: +1 207 454-7515address: 276 Main St
- Campobello Island
- The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine is 20 miles (30km) northwest on the road to Houlton (US Route 1)