10-7 Boot Cove Rd, Lubec, Maine, 04652
Experience the rugged beauty of this private property located on the northeastern shores of this picturesque fishing harbor know as Bailey’s Mistake. Once a working fishing village, the harbor is now home to year round and summer residences with a public boat landing and the moorings of several local fisherman’s boats. The property is accessed by following a pleasant, well maintained gravel driveway along the ROW to a large turn around area with plenty of parking. An area has been cleared as a potential building site and trimming has begun for a path to the shorefront. The shore front of this parcel is unique in its variety of natural features. The interior of the property has mature trees which slope down gradually towards the water. A small steam runs through the property into a narrow canal along part of the waterfront. At low tide a sandbar extends out into the bay and forms the opposite border of the canal. It is a great location for a summer home or year round residence with access to the open ocean just beyond the bay.
From Boot Cove Road, you have a short drive to the town of Lubec to your east, Cutler Village to your south and to the nearby town of Machias. Lubec is the most Easterly town in the U.S.”. It is located in Washington County, Maine. The area has more shoreline than any other town along Maine’s coast. Lubec village is quiet and picturesque. The candy striped West Quoddy Head lighthouse and State Park are located in south Lubec and boasts hiking trails and a local history museum. It is at the gateway to the Bay of Fundy. New Brunswick, Canada is across the bridge to Campobello Island, home of Roosevelt’s International park, picturesque Head Harbor Lighthouse and Herring Cove Provincial Park. You can also enter New Brunswick though the Calais border crossing from which you can access many Canadian destinations. Cutler is a quant fishing village with a picturesque boat studded harbor. It is part of the Bold coast trail hosted several well known hiking trails along its rugged coastline. Machias is the county seat. It is home to the Campus of the University of Maine at Machias, the Down East Community Hospital and many other amenities.
Recreation opportunities abound for the outdoor enthusiast and naturalist. There is beach-combing along the many public beaches, hiking on the local trails, and boating of all kinds are popular along the many coves and inlets and rugged coast line. There are many acres of preserved lands, state parks within minutes, the Bold Coast Trail system, and the 127 mile Sunrise Trail for hiking, biking, horseback riding and 4 wheeling to explore. Lubec and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for whale watching trips and seasonal ferries are available to and from Eastport, Campobello Island, Deer Isle, and Grand Manan Island. Inland you will find many freshwater lakes in the county that can be accessed for boating, fishing, and swimming. Bird watching is very popular because of the abundant variety of native and migratory birds. The newest offering in the Lubec area for hiking, biking, camping, paddling, and bird watching are the Cobscook Shores waterfront parks. Hunting White Tailed deer, moose, Black bear and turkeys is seasonal in the thousands of acres Washington county’s woodlands.
The waters off of Lubec and the Downeast coastal area have tides that eb and flow more than 20’ twice a day, revealing opportunities to explore the oceans floor and unique tide pools. It is famous for its rocky bold coast and miles of inlets, coves and picturesque harbors. The Old Sow whirlpool reveals itself on the incoming tide just off the southwestern tip of Deer Island, New Brunswick, CA. It is the largest whirlpool in the western hemisphere. Fin Back, Minke, Northern Right Whales, and Humpback whales migrate to the waters between Lubec and Grand Manan Island. Harbor Seals, Bald Eagles, Osprey, are commonly seen.
As you drive along the rural roads of Eastern Washington county you will see many acres of commercial blueberry land. These fields are blue with ripe berries in August and fiery red in the fall. Beside blueberries, the land is mostly evergreen forests harvested for lumber. Freshwater lakes and tributaries crisscross the interior of Washington County. Southern Washington County is home to Roque Bluffs State Park which has a great sand beach and picnic areas while in northern Washington County, you can camp and hike at Cobscook State park. Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, located in north central Washington County, purpose is to monitor and protect native wildlife, however they specialize in providing nesting and feeding habitats for many bird species. The refuge is located within the Atlantic flyway migratory route.