Road Trips

DownEast Acadia is known for its spectacular landscapes and seemingly endless things to do. We invite you to hit the road and discover all the region has to offer, from Stonington to Calais and the many miles between.

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

― Jack Kerouac
Schoodic Byways, Scenic Byways

DownEast Acadia is home to some of the oldest National Scenic Byways in the country and one of the newest—The Bold Coast National Scenic Byway was just designated in February of 2021.

Fogtown Brewery in Ellsworth

DownEast Acadia is a big place with lots to see. These interest-based tours are a great tool to help you plan a drive around the region with interesting stops along the way.

The working waterfront of Corea

Nothing could be more quintessentially DownEast than its working waterfronts. They bustle with the traditional maritime activities that helped make our nation great over centuries.

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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.

Maine Office of Tourism,

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