Downeast & Acadia


Discover DownEast & Acadia, from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory to the wonders of Acadia National Park to the dramatic tides of Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays to world class fishing in the woodland and lakes areas. Explore villages filled with America’s history, and the Roosevelt summer home right across the bay on Campobello Island, Canada. Nature, lighthouses, and a medley of lodging and dining choices await you in Downeast & Acadia. And did someone say lobster? It’s fresh off the boat and prepared to your liking.

The coast offers whale-watching, puffin-watching, and sea kayaking, while the region’s many lakes boast exceptional swimming, canoeing, camping, fishing, and hunting opportunities.


Hike, bike, climb, relax by the water’s edge or explore the unique qualities of Downeast & Acadia’s sub regions (East Penobscot Bay, Ellsworth/Trenton, Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Schoodic & DownEast and Way DownEast).

DownEast & Acadia is rich in the arts and is alive with attractions and events, celebrating everything from lupines to lobster, blueberries to salmon and everything in between. So whether you are yearning for the peaceful sound of the waves lapping the shoreline, the fun of a local festival filled with food, music and local character or the thrill of seeing nature up close, DownEast & Acadia is the place.

To reach us come by plane, come by car or come by sea. Depending on your destination, you can reach our region in about five hours from Boston, four hours from Portland, one hour from Bangor and we are just over the border from New Brunswick. (Bring your passport and make it a two-nation vacation!)

But however you choose to travel, come visit us and experience a warm DownEast & Acadia welcome anytime of the year for the memories of a lifetime.

For more information, please go to the regional Web site.