Discover Autumn's Scenic Splendor

There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. I think. It’s absolutely a world onto itself.

— Jamie Wyeth

DownEast Acadia's Travel Regions

The small-town character of the Blue Hill Peninsula’s sheltered working harbors, lighthouses, and islands make it one of Maine’s premier destinations. 

Set at the crossroads of natural splendor and commerce, the towns around Ellsworth offer visitors a wide variety of attractions and outdoor recreation.

The natural splendor which attracted summer rusticators awaits visitors to this day. Enjoy Bar Harbor or the many villages that make up “the quiet side.”

Located on Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park is home to some of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline.

Schoodic to Jonesport is filled with blueberry barrens, hiking trails, clear inland lakes, plus Schoodic’s remote section of Acadia National Park. 

Discover fishing harbors, rivers, historic pre-Revolutionary sites, and classic New England towns amidst blueberry fields, rivers, and coastal beauty.

From the working waterfronts of Winter Harbor to the small town of Calais, explore the area by driving along the Bold Coast Scenic Byway.

An inland paradise filled with outdoor recreation opportunities, attracting sporting enthusiasts for centuries with its legendary fly fishing.

Each morning the sun climbs from the sea, shining its first rays upon Way DownEast, and West Quoddy Head Light, America’s easternmost point. 

Planning Tools

To help you plan your trip we provide  information on drive time and distances to and around the region. Plus info on other commercial transportation options.

Once you arrive in DownEast Acadia, you will want to access local sources of visitor information, state laws, recreation rules, and road conditions.

To help you pack or plan your day, check out the current weather in the region or learn about year-round averages of temperature and precipitation.

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