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Globe Correspondent / June 11, 2006

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.

506-529-1897; kingsbrae.com

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.

506-529-3330, 888-890-9463

windsorhouseinn.com

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

506-529-3351

rossmountinn.com

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.

506-529-8823

fairmont.com/algonquin

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

506-752-2922; fdr.net

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.

Information

46 Reed Ave.

506-529-3556

townofstandrews.ca

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