Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #59, 25 January 2010

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Madawaska, Maine

Madawaska is the northern most town in Maine. As such, it is also the northern most town in New England. Just across the Canadian border is Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. Madawaska is part of Aroostook County. The paper industry is important to the economy of both Madawaska and Edmundston. Here is a map of Madawaska.

In 1785, Acadians from Nova Scotia first landed in the area that is now Madawaska. They had left their homeland to avoid being deported by the British. The town's Acadian ancestors are celebrated each year at the Acadian Festival, held in late June. A large marble cross marks the Acadian landing site, currently owned by the Madawaska Historical Society.

The Acadian Landing Site is part of the Tante Blanche Museum complex. The complex also includes a 19th century school house and the Fred Albert House. The buildings contain artifacts related to Acadian home furnishings and textile manufacture. Long Lake, Madawaska, Maine

The Four Seasons Trail is operated by a non-profit organization that would like to invite everyone to enjoy free use of their trails. Depending on the season, activities include cross country skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and nature hikes. They currently offer 7 km (4.35 miles) of Nordic ski trails.

In the warmer months, be sure to visit Birch Point Beach at Long Lake. The 20 acre site features a picnic area, volleyball, tetherball, and a playground. A bathhouse with restrooms is also available from sunrise to sunset during the months of May through September.

Located in downtown Madawaska, Four Corners Park is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. The park is beautifully landscaped and includes a lighted water fountain, a 12-foot tall blue pearl granite monument, and granite benches.

The International Showmobilers Festival is being held February 5th-7th, 2010. The festival includes over 600 miles of riding, American Loggers meet & greet, a Lucky Run, a dance, and a spaghetti dinner. If you are a fan of winter sports, this is the place to be!

Madawaska's 5th annual art show, Meet Our Colors, will be held June 25th-26th, 2010. The Rock The Valley 2010 rock festival will be held on July 16th-17th. There is always something going on in Madawaska!

The US/Canadian border crossing stations are open every day, 24 hours a day. The border crossing is located on Bridge Street, just north of Main Street. Border crossing information can be found on the Madawaska town web site.

The place to go in Madawaska for Chinese food is Tang Palace Restaurant at 395 Main Street. Folks are raving about the food and the great service. When you're in the mood for Italian food, visit Jeff's Pizza & Subs at 516 Main Street.

Crystal Lynn's Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch at 109 12th Avenue. This family friendly restaurant is open 6:30am to 2pm daily, 7am to 2pm on Sundays.

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