FDR's Island Home
When driving onto Campobello Island, one passes through Lubec, Maine-the easternmost town in the United States-and across the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Bridge. Reaching the island pushes the clock an hour ahead in time, for Campobello is part of the Canadian province of New Brunswick and thus in the Atlantic time zone. Figuratively, however, the brief crossing takes a traveler years back in time.
Though modern structures show up here and there, many of the buildings on the island are obviously decades old. The environment is a rustic one that emphasizes the natural beauty of the area, including rocky headlands and panoramic views of tree-lined waters. The pace is unhurried and the island devoid of the fast-food restaurants, bright neon lights, and congestion typical of so many places.