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.
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Across 100 miles as the crow flies from Bucksport to Calais is an unbelievable 2,330 miles of coastline. With 5,600 square miles from end to end, DownEast Acadia offers visitors lots of room for exploration.

The Blue Hill Peninsula is home to historic Castine, industrious Stonington, and artsy Blue Hill. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are at the heart of Mount Desert Island. Anglers will love downtime in Grand Lakes. Ellsworth is a crossroads for commerce, while each morning the sun rises first over Bay of Fundy and Campobello.

From the heights of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge to the depths of the Old Sow—the largest whirlpool on our side of the planet—each DownEast Acadia community is worthy of a visit.

Start planning your trip today: 2019 DownEast Acadia Visitor Guide

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Events
2/7/20

Chili Supper and Music Night to Support Pottery Studio

Join us for a chili supper with live music on February 7th! Escape the cold weather, and come enjoy...

2/7/20 2/9/20

Acadia Winter Festival – February 7, 8 & 9, 2020 in Winter Harbor

Acadia Winter Festival, February 7, 8 & 9, 2020 in Winter Harbor

2/8/20 3/7/20

Rug Braiding with Arlene Wren - 4 Week Course

Learn the centuries old craft of rug braiding! Over four weekend classes, students will use recycled...

2/14/20

Valentine's Day Dog Walk

Save the Date! Noon, Friday, February 14th, 2020 1st Annual fun • DOG WALK • entrance, Liberty...

2/20/20

Brown Bag Discussion - First Bird Count: Looking at Schoodic’s Christmas Bird Count – January 16, 2020 @ 12 - 1 pm

Brown Bag Discussion - First Bird Count: Looking at Schoodic’s Christmas Bird Count on Jan 1, 2020

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Deals
6/1/19 6/1/20

"Let's Go Shoot" Photography Adventure Package

Are you happy with the photos you take that capture the moments in your life? Add some adventure to your vacation in Camden and learn to maximize the potential of your smartphone camera. Spend an afternoon exploring Mid-Coast Maine with professional...

1/4/20 1/27/20

Pies on Parade Package

16TH ANNUAL PIES ON PARADE GALA WEEKEND EVENT JANUARY 24 – JANUARY 26, 2020 Do You Love Pie? Well if you do, we have the perfect lodging package for you! LODGING PACKAGE Your package (requires a two night stay*) includes: Two personal pies baked just for...

4/1/20 5/21/20

Book Now and Save up to $100 per night

Book Early and SAVE BIG! Visit Maine and enjoy Acadia National Park and all the Downeast has to offer. Take advantage of this special early booking deal and save up to 35% off for stays between 4/1/2020 and 5/21/2020 Book Now Twin Hills Cottages of...

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