The Bachelor’s visit to Ashley in Madawaska, Maine: Hometown dates

Bachelor Brad Womack has taken his dates from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to Costa Rica to Anguilla. On this week’s episode, visited his four final ladies in their hometowns, ostensibly to get to know their families and to see if he could spend the rest of his life with the one whom he chooses to bestow the “final rose.”

One of the four dates? The tiny Maine village (the entire town is 56 square miles) of Madawaska, which holds honor of being the most Northeastern town in the United States. Although Ashley Herbert is currently living in Philadelphia and attending dental school, she opted to spend her time with Bachelor Brad with her family in the tiny fishing hamlet (population 4,534 as of the 2000 census), which is so far towards the Canadian border that 83% of residents speak French at home. Considered the Acadian capital of Maine, town is connected via bridge to Canada.
“There are more moose in Northern Maine than there are people,” said Ashley.

Want to know the hotspots? They visited Lakeview Restaurant, where Ashley held her first job. The couple sampled poutin, which Ashley described as “basically french fries with cheese and gravy,” before heading to the local market to pick up – what else? – Lobsters.

Want to see more? Here’s a video of a “scenic drive” up the city’s “Maine” road:

Where will The Bachelor head next week? They’re jetting off to South Africa – and we’ll be tracking their adventures, right here on Gadling.