Grand Lake Stream, Maine Vacation Guide

Grand Lake Stream Maine

4th Machias Lake in the Garnd Lake Stream Region. Image courtesy of David Gallagher. Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Located in the easternmost county of the continental United States, Grand Lake Stream, Princeton and Woodland attract visitors year round. Primarily known for fishing and wilderness activities, this trio of towns invites guests to slow down and relax. Discover the appeal and attraction that draws travelers from around the world to Washington County, Maine and the areas surrounding the Grand Lake Stream area.

Grand Lake Stream

Eco tourism defines this area of rural Maine. A variety of outdoor activities attracts visitors, families and anyone looking for adventure. In the summer, adventurers can fish, hike, bike, walk or four wheel throughout the scenic area. In the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing draw outdoor enthusiasts. These activities and more allow visitors to bask in the great outdoors and find thrills in the heartland of Maine.

Drawing on the fishing and hunting heritage of the area, Grand Lake Stream boasts the largest concentration of guides in the state. These experienced men and women are prepared to introduce visitors to the natural sights of the Grand Lake Stream area.

Hunting enthusiasts descend on Grand Lake Stream from opening day on April 1 to closing day on October 20. Bear, deer, ducks and a variety of other birds entice hunters of any skill level to try their hand at tracking game through the scenic wilderness.

In many cases, hunters arrive at remote destinations by riding the Grand Laker canoe. Built by local crafts people, the traditional design continues to transport sportsmen and picnickers throughout the local St. Croix watershed. Visitors explore Long Lake, Big Lake, Lewey Lake, West Grand Lake, Grand Lake, the Grand Falls Flowage and St. Croix River in search of amazing scenery or trophy fish.

The watershed offers renowned small-mouthed bass fishing and fly-fishing, the well-known angler’s “Happy Hour.” Additional species include landlocked salmon, square-tailed trout and lake trout. Like the hunting season, fishing season runs from April 1 to October 20.

While Grand Lake Stream is known for wilderness sports, visitors can enjoy additional activities and sights. Browse the village store, historical museum, gift shops and State Salmon Hatchery. Day trips offer a variety of adventures and sightseeing opportunities during extended stays. Explore historical West Quoddy Lighthouse or Quoddy Head State Park. Whale watch during a cruise out of Eastport or watch bald eagle nesting at Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge. Take in a movie at nearby Calais or shop for antiques. Visit the Downeast Heritage Center and St. Croix Island to learn more about the Passamaquoddy Native American tribe. Whether you stay close to the Grand Lake Stream area or travel to nearby attractions, your visit is sure to be a memorable experience.

After a day of adventure, visitors return to comfortable accommodations. In addition to seasonal outdoor camping, several inns and lodges offer full service rooms and fully equipped cabins. Year round, enjoy New England hospitality while accessing the landscape and beauty of the region


Connected to Grand Lake Stream by lakes and roads, Princeton sits on Lewey Lake. In addition to spectacular fishing and hunting experiences, guests can golf, mountain bike, antique shop or spend the day sitting quietly along the water’s edge. Several fully equipped inns provide comfortable lodging and modern amenities for visitors year round.


Touted as the Road to Home, Woodland adapted the name Baileyville to distinguish itself from the town of Woodland in Aroostook County, Maine. Visitors to Baileyville find 1.5 square miles of rustic and charming beauty that they can explore to their heart’s content. Fish, hunt or visit with the locals while relaxing with modern amenities and unwinding from daily life.

For travelers looking for a charming vacation filled with peace and quiet, the Grand Lake Stream area provides the perfect destination. Indulge in hunting or fishing, canoe on the lakes or walk in the woods while enjoying the natural beauty and rustic appeal of the great outdoors. No matter which attractions or hobbies draw visitors to Maine, they will find relaxation and renewal during a visit to the scenic Grand Lake Stream area.

Grand Lake Stream Area Directories

Visit the following directories to find lodging, dining, attractions, shops, services and recreational activities in the Grand Lake Stream, Maine area.

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