Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Contact
to the Cobscook Bay region of Washington County,
Maine. Come enjoy the Maine coast at still
reasonable prices, the way Maine used to be.
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 see our lighthouses
and enjoy a lobsters dinner and a whole lot more!
Curtis wrote about the area in "A
Holiday of Woods and Water," that appeared in
the August 18, 2002, New
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse July Open House
of Maine's most photographed lighthouses & the
Eastern most lighthouse in the USA
is Cobscook Bay? Follow this link to a map
of the area.
Whales & Lighthouses -- Visit Washington County a
Day & Stay A Lifetime
Summer with us in Washington County!
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
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
celebrates 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
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.
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 St.
Stephen's Chocolate Museum and Canada's oldest seaside resort
town - St. Andrews.
visit to the Cobscook Bay area will be enhanced if you choose
to visit neighboring Canadian attractions. See our
page for attractions on that island, located across a short
bridge from Lubec. Other Canadian attractions are
Roosevelt Campobello International Park & Head Harbour Light, also known as East Quoddy Light
citizens wishing to visit Canada are required to have a
passport, or for minor children - their birth certificates,
to facilitate crossing the Canadian border and returning
to the USA. (Click
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!
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 80 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 Section 501(c)(6).
the Chamber for information and to request a brochure
including area map.
photos by Chessie Crowe