Cobscook Bay was named by the Indains and translates to "boiling tides." The Bay if part of the Bay of Fundy which is recognized for its extreme tides. Cobscook Bay offers visitors plenty of picturesque place to stay. There are hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a real taste of Maine tradition and peace. The area also boasts an abundance of lobster which is not to be missed by any tourist. The Cobscook Bay community works hard to ensure the success of local business along with maintaining the pristine natural beauty of the area.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors here with activities such as hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, biking, golfing, visiting lighthouses and crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter. Bird watching is one of the Bay's main attractions as every year the Down East Spring Birding Festival is held over Memorial Day weekend. In the past, over 150 different birds have been sighted over the four days of the festival.