Saint Croix Island International Historic Site – Calais, Maine

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais was my “hometown” national park unit. My parents had their retirement home very near to this park and as a National Park fan I used to come here very often. Saint Croix Island sits in the middle of the river between Maine and New Brunswick. In 1604, a French settlement began on the island, three years before English settlements in Jamestown. Saint Croix Island’s settlement was soon abandoned, following a terrible winter. When I visited the park years ago there was little more than a boat ramp and information placard at the site. Today there are extensive informative displays accompanied by statues representing various historical figures. There are rest room facilities and a fully staffed visitor center. There is no access to the island itself to protect its archeological and natural elements but the mainland area is well worth the visit. The neighboring shore in New Brunswick, Canada also has a park and display. It is great seeing small parks like this being properly represented.

Taste Test – Try the World (June 2021)

The Try the World Subscription Box for June 2021 contains products from; Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Canada, and the USA by way of France.

Tajin lemon and chili seasoning from Mexico

This was so good I ordered a big bottle on line and have been using it routinely

Mendez Hot Sauce from central Brazil

Regalis Winter White Truffle Salt from Italy

Black Lemon Tea Sparkling Water from Vancouver, Canada

Cookie Squares – shortbread cookies with caramel and chocolate

Made in USA inspired from France (absolutely delicious)

Cilantro Lime Salsa Cremosa from Mexico

Coffee Crisp bar from Canada

delicious

Fundy National Park – Alma, New Brunswick

Fundy National Park is a national park of Canada located on the Bay of Fundy, near the village of Alma, New Brunswick. It was officially opened on 29 July 1950. The Park showcases a rugged coastline which rises up to the Canadian Highlands, the highest tides in the world and more than 25 waterfalls. At low tide, park visitors can explore the ocean floor where a variety of sea creatures (e.g., dog whelk, periwinkles, various seaweeds) cling to life. At high tide, the ocean floor disappears under 50 feet of salt water. There are 25 hiking trails throughout the park. The Caribou Plains trail and boardwalk provides access to upland forest and bog habitats. Dickson Falls is the most popular trail in the park.

New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos

Park amenities include a golf course, a heated saltwater swimming pool, three campgrounds, and a network of hiking and biking trails. The Dobson Trail and Fundy Footpath extend out of the park to Riverview and to St. Martins respectively.

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New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos

A unique red-painted covered bridge is located at Point Wolfe.

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New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos

I cannot remember the name but there is a wonderful restaurant just north of the park entrance, not only is the food great but the large windows are festooned with bird feeders and you can see more hummingbirds than you can count swarming over the feeders.

Point Wolfe Covered Bridge – Fundy National Park (New Brunswick, Canada)

The Point Wolfe Covered Bridge is in Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Canada and spans the Point Wolfe River. The current bridge is a replacement bridge built in 1993 when the previous bridge was damaged.

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New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos

Mulholland Point Lighthouse – Roosevelt Campobello International Park (Campobello Island, New Brunswick)

Mulholland Point Lighthouse was built in 1888 on the west side of Campobello Island, New Brunswick in the town of Welshpool to guide small coasters and freighters traveling into Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays through the Lubec Narrows. This route offered more shelter during foul weather than did the alternate route around the eastern side of Campobello Island. The light was donated to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park in 1984.

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New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos
New photo by Wanderlust Family Adventure / Google Photos