How to get there
St. Andrews is 20 miles past the border crossing between Calais, Maine, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick , and about 350 miles northeast of Boston, a 6 1/2-hour drive. (North on Interstate 95 to Bangor, Maine, then onto Route 9 heading east toward Calais.) There are non stop flights each day between Boston and both Bangor and Fredericton, New Brunswick .
Where to stay
Kingsbrae Arms 219 King St.
A turn-of-the century hilltop manor that has been lavishly restored. Room rates run from $270 - $715 per night ; with breakfast and dinner, about $525 - $900 per night. Despite its opulence, it is pet-friendly.
Windsor House 132 Water St.
Built in 1798 by sea captain David Mowat for his wife and 10 children, it has evolved from being a home, hotel , and stage coach stop into an exquisite historic inn. Rates from about $200-$275 per night. Pets accepted.
Rossmount Inn 4599 Route 127
Three-story, 18-room country inn on 87 acres that stretch from forest to sea. Rates from $100-$125 per night in high season. Pets accepted.
The Fairmont Algonquin 184 Adolphus St.
The four-story, Tudor-style hotel is a full-service resort: tennis, golf, swimming, four restaurants, 234 rooms. Rates $185-$450 per night. Pets accepted.
What to do
Whale watching A number of outfitters offer tours and employ everything from small inflatable boats to larger cruising vessels and tall ships . The endangered right whale summers in the Bay of Fundy and is always a thrill to see. There are also plenty of minkes and humpbacks .
Kingsbrae Garden kingsbraegarden.com
A masterpiece, and Audubon sanctuary, created on the grounds of several grand old estates. Adults $9, seniors over 60 and students $7.50, families $23.50.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
459 Route 774, Welshpool
A half-hour from St. Andrews, and operated jointly by Canada and the United States. Gardens, hiking trails, picnic sites, birdwatching on 2,800 acres. Free.
46 Reed Ave.