Explore fun Attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine


Located along the easternmost part of Maine, the DownEast and Acadia region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to explore coastal sites. Popular destinations in this region include Bar Harbor, Bucksport and Penobscot Narrows. This region is the place to experience New England coastal life and enjoy activities including antiquing, camping, whitewater rafting, and other outdoor adventures.

Bar Harbor is an eclectic town near Acadia National Park and the perfect destination for a family getaway or romantic retreat. Spend a few days exploring Acadia National Park for the amazing views of the coast, ranger-led programs, and boating activities. This park is also a popular destination for leaf peeping during the fall months.

Don’t miss popular festivals in Bar Harbor, including gate American Indian Basket Festival and the annual Fourth of July celebration.


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Acadia National Park in Maine

Visit Acadia National Park

Discover the natural beauty and wonders of this national park in any season. A popular destination for fall foliage and leaf peeping tours, this national park on Mount Desert Island is the place to enjoy a few hours of hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and other outdoor activities. Don’t miss the chance to shop and dine at Bar Harbor during your visit.

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Road Trips and Tours Down East and Acadia Maine

Coastal Maine is a popular road trip destination and the perfect place to enjoy a few days of lobstering, nature walks, hiking, and time at the beach. From Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor, you can explore some of the boating towns and seaside settings along the coast. Go on a foodie tour through Portland, Rockland or Bar Harbor to enjoy a variety of New England dishes while taking in the scenery.

Lighthouse on Campobello Island

Popular Attractions Down East and Acadia Maine

Enjoy an authentic Maine experience with a trip to West Quoddy Head Light, Acadia National park, and the Grand Lake Stream. You’ll find a wealth of outdoor attractions and sites around the coastal trail and can explore destinations including Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain during your getaway.

Golf in Maine

Tee it up in Maine

Enjoy a few rounds of golf DownEast at several golf courses and clubs around the coast. From the Bar Harbor Golf Course to the Bucksport Golf Club, you’ll find several golf resorts and recreational destinations to put your skills to the test. The St. Croix Country Club promises a traditional golfing experience and you can play at the historic Kebo Valley Golf Club, the 8th-oldest golf club in the country.

Skiing in Maine

Skiing and Snowboarding Down East and Acadia Maine

Enjoy a variety of recreational activities in the wilderness of coastal Maine and enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter activities in Acadia National Park. DownEast Acadia is the perfect destination to enjoy cold-weather activities all day and settle in for some warm drinks and comfort food by night.

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