Of course you can. It will take you about three hours to make the drive, possibly longer if this will be in July or August. Lubec is a pretty small town. You can see it in an hour or two. Then the three hour drive back to Camden. Piece of cake.
Thanks! We are coming late September. Mostly to see the lighthouse
I don't recommend it, too much to see. Especially on a weekend. Two lane, windy roads, low speed limits. Six hours round trip without stopping assuming no traffic issues. Too many places to stop along the way.
I loved Lubec. The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is along the way. It has a nice museum and hiking along the granite cliffs. The small, unused Mulholland Point Lighthouse is across the harbor on Campobello Island in Canada. A 5 minute drive from Lubec. At the north end of Campobello Island is the East Quoddy Lighthouse, a/k/a Head Harbour Lightstation. The latter is about a 30 minute drive from Lubec. If you time your arrival during low tide you can walk to the lighthouse, otherwise you'll have to view it from the parking lot. There is also FDR's summer "cottage" and museum on Campobello. (For the wealthy a cottage is a mansion without a ballroom) You'll need a passport to access Campobello Island.
+1 on crossing over to Campobello. FDR site is very atmospheric. Try to make reservations for the free "tea with Eleanor" at the site. For main meals there are better restaurants in Lubec, however.
Border crossing wait times are typically very small since there's no convenient way to get anyplace else from Campobello, except for one small ferry to another Canadian island which then has a second ferry connection to the mainland on the Canadian side.
Not that you'd need it, but there aren't even any gas stations on Campobello. You'd need to cross into the U.S. for a fill-up.
Campobello is connected to Lubec by a free bridge.Edited: 07 June 2016, 02:31