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    Question Trip to Maine

    I know this is quite late to ask but I am leaving for Maine in the morning. Going to wedding in Kennebunk then on up the coast next week. Will be doing some camping and expect to get to Lubec. I expect to cross over to Campobello Island and maybe stay a night or 2. Now for the question. Should I expect any problem from customs going or coming if I have my cooler with food in it? I have heard that some foods are not permitted into Canada or the US.

    Any other advice would also be welcome.




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    That would be a good question for Starzz or Blevesque or J Cyr as they live close to both borders.
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    What are you bringing for food? I go to Canada atleast 3 times a month. Honestly, its not getting in you should be worried about... its getting back in. Even though you are a US citizen, this is where they have apt to search and make sure you are who you are.
    Don't be worried about it, you can't bring some foods like certain vegitables, but soda/camping foods your all set. I know alot of people that do grocery shopping in Canada/vice versa. Have a good, safe trip.
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    What I consider the usual stuff. Snack foods, drinks, cereal, lunch meat, bread, hamburg, hot dogs, potatoes, fruit, vegetables.




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    I just came from Campobello Island a few weeks ago with my family. We brought food for our camping. I don't remember being asked about food. We had no problem. Have a great time.

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    Thanks for the help. We are packed and ready to go.




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    i KNOW they won't let you bring a half-eaten cheeseburger back into maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabby
    What I consider the usual stuff. Snack foods, drinks, cereal, lunch meat, bread, hamburg, hot dogs, potatoes, fruit, vegetables.
    DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT bring fresh meats, fruit, vegetables and ESPECIALLY potatoes into Canada. We were in Campobello last week. If you plan on camping on the island, there is a very nice store there where you can get food for a day or two. You can even get Canadian beer, and US customs doesn't bother you if you're bring back a case or less.

    We go to Canada several times a year - have already made 4 trips so far this year and will go again next month - and we have a lot of experience in the questions you'll be asked.

    Even if you bring these things, and Canada customs doesn't ask, you'll probably be asked about them on the way back- ESPECIALLY potatoes, fresh meat and citrus fruit. And fireworks! LOL!

    A couple of years ago, shortly after the mad cow disease scare broke, we almost had to give up our packaged, frozen pizza at US customs because it was a PEPPORONI pizza! LOL!

    Another time we were caught with ONE tangerine in the cooler. To US Customs, it didn't make any difference that it had been in the cooler when we went into Canada, it was confiscated.

    I can answer any specific questions you may have...



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    Had a great time. No trouble going or coming with customs. Camped at Cobskook(?sp) state park for 2 nights. Great views and weather so far. Am in Eastport for tonight. The free access at library is great. Posted a DNF on Shackfors today and will post all the finds when I get home. Maybe in a week or so. Really an interesting trip for me. Never been this far into Maine before. Thanks for all the help.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabby
    Had a great time. No trouble going or coming with customs. Camped at Cobskook(?sp) state park for 2 nights. Great views and weather so far. Am in Eastport for tonight.
    Where are you camping in Eastport? We like the Seaview Campground - nice facilities, right on the water, and they have CABLE TV hookups at the campsites! LOL!

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