Forest City border crossing
The Forest City border crossing connects the twin towns of Forest City, Maine and Forest City, New Brunswick which are separated by the St. Croix River. The remote, sleepy towns have a combined year-round population of 15 people. The population increases to around 30 during the summer months.
Both towns were established in 1863 by Daniel and Horatio Nelson Hill. The Hills brothers built a town on the Canadian side to support their tannery which included boarding houses, a blacksmith shop, a school, and a store. They even built a bridge to connect to the tannery that they built across the St. Croix River which was on US soil. Americans in the surrounding area then started to move into the area that was soon named Forest City.
Hours of Operations & Wait Times
The US port of entry is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm (EST) during summer (June 1 to September 1). During the remainder of the year, the border station is only open from Monday to Saturday. The Canadian port of entry, on the other hand, is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm for passenger vehicles. Commercial vehicles can only enter Canada at this border crossing during weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm except for holidays.
The Forest City border crossing is a remote port of entry that is rarely used by more than 7 vehicles per day. Travelers passing through will rarely, if ever, experience any wait times. To keep yourself updated on wait times at this border crossing, you can download the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app (Google Play or iTunes).
Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions
Traffic is extremely light at the Forest City border crossing with only 6 to 7 cars passing through each day. Travelers who want to get weather-related traffic and road conditions reports in Maine can dial 511, the state’s travel information service. For calls made outside of Maine, dial 866-282-7578. You can also monitor traffic reports in the state by following their Twitter account, @MaineDOT and visiting the interactive map online. New Brunswick also has a similar 511 hotline for updated travel information within the Canadian province.
Contact & Directions for Your Trip
If you want to gather more information on the Forest City border crossing and the surrounding area, you can get in touch with the US or Canadian border station by calling the numbers posted below. Travelers who wish to use this remote port of entry can follow the map and directions provided below.
Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map
Address & Phone Numbers
- U.S.: 1 Main Street, Forest City, Maine 04471
- US Customs: (207) 448-2288
- Canada: 1699 Forest City Road, Forest City NB E6H 1Z6
- Canadian Customs: (506) 894-2452
Things to Know About Forest City Border Crossing:
- Outdoors enthusiasts can have fun fishing, hunting, and canoeing in Forest City, Maine. Two nearby campgrounds are The Village Camps and Wheaton’s Lodge.
- There are no restaurants in Forest City, Maine so travelers may want to pack food for your trip there.
Links of Interest