When you stand at the edge of the water at this historic site, you're on the border between the United States and Canada. Learn about the brutal experience of the 1604 expedition that this site Read more...
When you stand at the edge of the water at this historic site, you're on the border between the United States and Canada. Learn about the brutal experience of the 1604 expedition that this site commemorates. You can also cross the border to view the matching site on the Canadian side. Beautifully designed bronze statues that line the interpretative trail walk you through the past. At the end of the trail, you'll find a re-creation of the first French settlement in North America, complete with blacksmith shop and bakery.
Stop in at the Visitor Center to chat with the Rangers. There are also Junior Ranger materials for your kids, making this historical site an ideal stop for homeschoolers. And heads up!—the Visitor Center, when open, provides the only restroom within easy reach.
As a bonus, you'll get to enjoy one of the most stunning views in all of Maine. Take a moment to sit surrounded by calm as you look out over the ocean toward the island (sorry, you can't actually visit it). Take your dog for a walk through the natural beauty. While your visit to the historic site is probably going to be brief, this area holds plenty of other natural beauty to explore. Camping can be found through Hipcamp. Look for a cozy yurt, or get ready to pitch your tent on a farm or in a placid forest.