Coburn Gore Woburn border crossing
The Coburn Gore – Woburn border crossing is one of only two land ports of entry between Maine and Quebec that operate 24/7. It connects the small towns of Coburn Gore, Maine and Woburn, Quebec. This remote border crossing is actually the last of the 24 official land ports of entry in the state of Maine before the US-Canada border passes through the highlands and meets the state line of New Hampshire. Due to its remote location as well as the low population on both sides of the border, the Coburn Gore ME port is one of the least busiest along the US-Canada border.
The Coburn Gore border station was built in 1931 as part of the first phase of the US government’s program to increase border security due to rampant smuggling during the Prohibition period. Opening it also meant creating jobs for people during the Great Depression. Today, the Coburn Gore station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Woburn station, on the other hand, wasn’t established by the Canadian government until 1950.
Hours of Operations & Wait Times
Vehicles can use the Coburn Gore Station to enter the US 24/7. Passenger vehicles entering Canada can also use this port of entry anytime. Commercial vehicles, however, can only enter Canada from this location on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm, except on holidays.
Traffic is extremely light at the Coburn Gore – Woburn border crossing so you shouldn’t experience any delays. Travelers who want to monitor border wait times while on the go can do so by downloading the CBP Border Wait Times app (Google Play or iTunes) or the CanBorder app.
Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions
The Coburn Gore ME border crossing is a lightly traveled port that is mostly used by the locals. Travelers can get information on weather-related traffic, road conditions, accidents, and even road constructions by dialing Maine’s 511 travel information hotline. You can also view the state’s interactive map online for the same information. Quebec also has a similar travel information service, 511, which you can call for information on the Quebec road network. Outside the province, just dial 1 888 355-0511.
Contact & Directions for Your Trip
Travelers who want to get more information about the Coburn Gore – Woburn border crossing can contact the customs officials using the phone numbers provided below. You can also reach this port of entry by following the directions and the map posted below.
Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map
Address & Phone Numbers
- U.S.: Maine State Route 27, Coburn Gore, ME 04936
- US Customs: (207) 297-2501
- Canada: 1020 des Lignes Road, Woburn QC G0Y 1R0
- Canadian Customs: (819) 544-4051
Things to Know About the Coburn Gore – Woburn Border Crossing:
- Woburn is one of Quebec’s highest towns with an altitude of 3,914 feet.
- The remote Highlands terrain that surrounds the Coburn Gore – Woburn border crossing makes this an ideal place for snowmobilers. However, they should keep in mind that they will need to comply with border regulations and requirements such as reporting to the border station for inspection unless they wish to be fined or arrested.
- The town of Eustis, Maine just 22 miles away from the border is filled with a lot of attractions for outdoor enthusiasts such as the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
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