Tim and Shari Corcoran of Casco have been camping at Cobscook Bay State Park for a dozen years.
“Sometimes, it seems we have the park to ourselves,” said Tim Corcoran.
On the first weekend in July, the park’s 115 sites were booked. With half of the campers coming from within the state, many consider this their secret destination, not far from home.
Across the cove, Robin and John Ladd have come from Brownsville Junction for their annual trip. Their daughter and grandchildren from Milo will join them. Part of their vacation will take them into Lubec for a church dinner.
“We like to sit at the table with local residents and be part of the community,” said Robin Ladd, who wanted to move to Lubec the first time she visited.
The area appeals to those “interested in authentic experiences away from crowds,” says Crystal Hitchings, promotions director with the Washington County Council of Governments.
A cultural attraction this summer is the Dennys River Historical Society’s “Audubon Down East” exhibition in the historic Academy Vestry Museum. James Audubon, naturalist and artist spent time in this village and launched an expedition to Labrador from nearby Eastport in 1833.