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Calais City

Washington County, Maine

Calais City Hall is located at 11 Church Street, Calais, ME 04619.
Phone: 207‑454‑2521.

There are 3 Canada-US ports of entry located in the City.


The City of Calais [†] has a wealth of historic and archaeological resources as a result of its location at the head of tide of the St. Croix River. The Downeast Heritage Center is a focal point for this rich heritage for both the city and the region. Many historic and archeological resources within the city are well known yet some remain undocumented and unprotected. The city will promote further documentation of its archeological resources and appreciation of its rich cultural heritage.

The Calais Free Library serves as the cultural center for the Calais area and it is enthusiastically supported by the community. Calais has a wide variety of recreational resources available to the public. Public parks, the St. Croix Golf Course, the Moosehorn Refuge, the city's several lakes, the St. Croix River and the expanses of open space provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Basketball, baseball, soccer and other events take place at the public schools and are open to the public. The Calais Recreation Department provides many recreational programs for all age groups. Many of the Department's programs are held at the Community Center Building.

The city is investing in the Waterfront Park as part of its downtown revitalization efforts. The Waterfront Walkway is part of the East Coast Greenway stretching from Key West Florida to Calais, Maine. In addition to this premier trail the city has an extensive network, including a section of the International Trail System, of snowmobile trails that are maintained by the Sunrise Snowmobile Club.

Calais Comprehensive Plan Update, 2003, www.ccog.net, accessed October, 2019.