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
5/12/19

Mother's Day at Nervous Nellie's

On Mother's Day, treat a Mom to a treat at Nervous Nellie's!

5/17/19 5/19/19

Wings, Waves & Woods Birding Festival

This birding festival returns for the 12th year to celebrate birding by land, by sea and by art!

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Deals
5/1/19 10/13/19

Sea Kayaking Inn to Inn Four-Day Trip in Maine

Four-Day Inn to Inn Sea Kayaking Inn to Inn Kayaking Trips with Maine Kayak Maine Kayak’s Four Day Boothbay Inn to Inn kayaking trip will enjoy a scenic and leisurely paddle form Pemaquid Harbor and Johns Bay to Linekin Bay and Boothbay Harbor, exploring...

5/27/19 8/25/19

ISLAND TO ISLAND PADDLE

Stay 2 nights & enjoy the beauty of an island lake or pond, deep in the northern mountains, carved by ancient glaciers. Beautiful islands with towering evergreens and hardwoods surround you in a canoe or kayak. As we island hop, listen and feel the warm...

5/27/19 10/14/19

Two Day Sea Kayaking Getaway On Penobscot Bay

Enjoy the serenity of a quintessential Maine village by water and by land. Spend the morning, 9-12 or afternoon, 1-4, kayaking among classic wooden sailboats and explore the maritime environment and nearby islands with the professional Maine...

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