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Get Lost in Maine’s DownEast & Acadia Region

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Maine’s DownEast & Acadia region encompasses the easternmost portion of the state, stretching along the coast to the Canadian border. The term "DownEast" was traditionally the direction the sailing ships traveled from New York and Boston, downwind and to the east. Popular destinations in Maine’s DownEast & Acadia include Bar Harbor, Lubec, Bucksport, and the Penobscot Narrows. See the highlighted area on map on this page for reference.




Bar Harbor Boats Photo Credit Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Nestled on the coast of Maine is an area so mesmerizing and hospitable, you’ll never want to go home! Welcome to Maine’s DownEast & Acadia region! A visit represents a true, authentic Maine experience where the sights, sounds and tastes are sea-infused and historically rich. Like siblings, the DownEast & Acadia region is made up of six similar, yet very distinct subregions – each exhibiting unique qualities and one-of-a-kind attractions.

Get Lost in Maine’s DownEast & Acadia Region:

My favorite spot in Downeast & Acadia is Acadia National Park, and it is a must-see. Its beauty and diversity of features makes it a pleasure to visit. Above all there is the ocean with its rugged coastline, and the many activities there are to do in the park. Acadia is nature at its finest.

–Malia H., Rockford, IL

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