West Quoddy Lighthouse

With its candy striped tower and magnificent views out over Passamaquoddy Bay, West Quoddy Lighthouse is recognized worldwide. It is also just one of 27 lighthouses in DownEast Acadia, more than in any other region of the state. Come see our lighthouses by land, sea or air and experience the region's seafaring heritage and way of life.

Wild Blueberries

Drive our roads and byways to see fields of wild blueberries, green in spring, sprinkled with blue in summer and bright red in the fall, all growing on the soils left behind by the retreating glaciers at the end of the last ice age. Make sure to save room for some delicious blueberry pie!


What visit to Maine would be complete without a lobster feast? For the adventurous there is even lobster ice cream! With lobster fishermen in every village, you will see that fishing is a way of life for our communities.
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The glories of warm sun-filled summer days and breeze-cooled evenings. Hills ablaze with color and brilliant, canopied roads as Fall rolls in. Winter draped shores and lanes where the peace and solitude are broken only by the sigh of the wind and the crunch of the snow underfoot. The cycle of nature starts again with Spring's first blooms. The peaceful sound of waves lapping the shoreline. The fun of a local festival filled with food, music, and local character. The thrill of experiencing nature up close. These are the indelible experiences that define True Maine in DownEast Acadia.

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