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
2/8/20 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...

2/28/20 3/8/20

Live Theatre: You Can’t Take It With You

George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

3/2/20 3/8/20

Professional Bull Riders

Professional Bull Riders Cross Insurance Center March 6-8

3/19/20
5/10/20

Free Mother’s Day Cruise (with a paying guest)

Oyster Farms & Seal Watching Tour on the Damariscotta River.

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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...

10/27/19 4/30/20

Two + Tuesday Sale!

Book a three-night stay that includes a Tuesday night, and Tuesday night’s stay is on-the-house! That’s up to a $199 savings! Enter Promotion Code FREETUESDAY when booking online. Offer only valid at the time of booking and only when occupying the same...

2/28/20 5/21/20

Spring Into Savings at Alouette Beach Resort!

Stay for 5+ Nights April 10, 2020 through May 21, 2020 & Save Big! Stay for 5+ nights April 10, 2020 – May 21, 2020 and save on your spring getaway. Must book by 3/20/20. Guests also get to enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning in our...

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