Best bets along the way
1.Ellsworth, Maine, which I have added to my best small towns for retirement list.
2.Trenton Bridge Lobster between Ellsworth and Bar Harbor for lobsters and steamers out of the birch fed, brick ovens. Our #1 favorite lobster spot in the U.S. owned and overseen daily by friends we have known forever. Don’t miss out!
3.The Rossmount Inn Hotel, Restaurant and Bar. A historic country inn part of an 87-acre estate set between a wooded preserve and the ocean. Located on St. Andrews By The Sea, New Brunswick (about one-half hour from customs in Calais, Maine). Owned and on the spot managed by the wonderful Chris and Graziella Aerni. This Swiss couple provided for us with what we all agreed was the single best meal each of us has ever had. You can fly into Bangor Maine and make the easy run east on Route 9 through customs to scenic St. Andrews. It helps, but is not mandated, to have your passport handy at customs. We arrived at the Rossmount Inn late on a rainy day without reservations and could not have more shocked at the special treat we were in for. Swiss efficiency cozy rooms, great service, an old-time bar, and the food…a must hit!
4.Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Have added this neat little town to my best for retirement list. Your place to stay is The Inns of Great George.
5.The Inn at Bay Fortune. What a pleasantly remote and scenic seaside location. The dining room is one of the highest rated in Maritime Canada. While we did not stay at the Inn, we did have a full tour and will go back for sure. A neat spot.