Cobscook Bay Area Chamber of Commerce contact 203-871-3714
to the Cobscook Bay region of Washington County, Maine. Come enjoy the Maine
coast at still reasonable prices, the way Maine used to be.
We invite you to search our site for information regarding the most reputable shops, lodgings, restaurants, services and activities and local information. You can also search the entire Cobscook Bay Chamber membership directory to find businesses ready to make your stay in our area the most enjoyable it can be.
is a place of peace, quiet, and great natural beauty.
name "Cobscook" comes from the Indian word meaning
"boiling tides." Cobscook Bay is part of
the Bay of Fundy, well known for its extreme tides.
Come tour our lighthouses and enjoy a lobster dinner and a whole lot more!
wrote about the area in "A
Holiday of Woods and Water," that appeared in the
August 18, 2002, New York Times.
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse July Open House
of Maine's most photographed lighthouses & the Eastern
in the USA
Where is Cobscook
Bay? Follow this link
to a map of the
Lobsters, Whales & Lighthouses -- Visit Washington County a Day & Stay a Lifetime
Come celebrate Summer with us in Washington County!
The Cobscook Chamber of Commerce exists to promote our
area and our members. Our goal is to promote an increasingly
effective business climate that sustains our members and
our natural environment. The Chamber belongs to the Maine
State Chamberís Alliance of Maine Chambers and to the Maine
The Cobscook Bay Area is
known in the birding community as an excellent bird watching
location. In recognition, this Chamber and other organizations
sponsor the Down
East Spring Birding Festival over the Memorial Day Weekend.
The first annual festival took place in 2004. In 2012, The Downeast Birding Festival celebrated its 9th successful season. Come join in on the best birding in Maine.
Puffins, eagles, moose, Eastport Pirate Festival & Machias Blueberry Festival!
here for More Information on the Birding Festival
What else can you do here?
You can enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country
skiing, fishing, golfing, hunting, bicycling, lighthouse
watching, lobsters, snowmobiling and snow-shoeing, whale
watching, and great nature photography. Antique dealers,
art galleries, and museums also compete for your attention.
The Bay area also is convenient
to nearby attractions. Tour Burnham Tavern Museum
in Machias - the oldest building east of Bangor and the
only one with a Revolutionary War history. View 1,500-year
old petroglyphs in Machias Bay. Celebrate the St.
Croix Island International Historic Site in both the U.S.
and Canada. Visit Calais's Downeast
Heritage Museum. St.
Stephen's Chocolate Museum and Canada's oldest seaside resort
town - St. Andrews.
Your visit to the Cobscook
Bay area will be enhanced if you choose to visit neighboring
Canadian attractions. See our Campobello
Island page for attractions on that island, located
across a short bridge from Lubec. Other Canadian attractions
are noted above.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park & Head Harbour Light, also known as East Quoddy Light
U.S. citizens wishing to
visit Canada should consider bringing passports, or for
minor children - their birth certificates, to facilitate
crossing the Canadian border and returning to the USA.
here to see current requirements.) If you
are traveling into Canada with your dog, you will need proof
of rabies vaccination for the animal.
Also, Washington County is the only coastal New England
county that met the federal air pollution standards for
ozone, according to information published by the US Environmental
Protection Agency in April 2004. The Cobscook Bay area
is only 2 hours from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park!
The Chamber began in March
2000 with support from the Sunrise
County Economic Council and with guidance from the Eastport
Area Chamber. Since then, the Cobscook Bay Area Chamber
has grown to around 63 members. We are a non-profit organization
registered with the State of Maine. The IRS has granted
us an exemption from payment of federal income taxes under
If you would like
to receive our brochure including a map of the area and
other general information on the Chamber and the Cobscook
Bay area email
your name and full mailing address
BOX 42, WHITING, MAINE 04691
photos by Chessie Crowe