Calais is surrounded by forests and fields and many recreational lakes, the St. Croix River, the Bay of Fundy, streams, ocean bays and inlets and a 23,000 acre National Wildlife Refuge. There are more than 30 lakes within 40 miles of Calais. Public boat landings are available. Area activities include swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, camping, bird watching, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
The nine-hole St. Croix Country Club in Calais and the 18-hole St. Stephen Golf Clubs offer local golfing. The Algonquin 18-hole Champion course in St. Andrews, New Brunswick is less than a 30 minute drive from Calais. The Garcelon Civic Center hosts hockey, skating, swimming instructions and other events. There is a curling club in St. Stephen. Baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball, rugby aerobics and weight lifting and exercise equipment and tanning are available through the Calais Health & Fitness Key Club and the Calais and St Stephen Recreation Departments. There is an active Calais Rod and Gun Club and the Princeton Rod & Gun Club. The local Community College has a rock climbing wall, provides kayaks and canoes, and hosts a variety of activities for community members.
Other entertainment includes gardening clubs, historical society, the Calais Triple Cinemas and several active local theater groups. See below for some links to information, local areas of interest and informational websites.
All photos on this page courtesy of Dan Daley.