DownEast Acadia Visitor Guidebook 2019 True Maine Visitor Guidebook - Page 10

Pristine Waterways “A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” — Henry David Thoreau Trips for those looking to experience the pristine beauty of DownEast Acadia n n  achias River Corridor (76 miles) M Appropriate for moderate to experienced paddlers (includes Class I-III whitewater) this trip spans between the Fifth Machias Lake through the heart of the region into downtown Machias sharing beauty and bounty along the way. Guides are recommended. bit.ly/MachiasRC B  lack Woods Scenic Byway (12.5 miles) Make a full day of this trip along Route 182—a dazzling wooded ride with pull-offs and easy access to inland bays, ponds, and lakes for fishing and birding long the way. Blackwoods offers easy access to fishing and paddling on Tunk Lake and Donnell Pond. 8 | DownEastAcadia.com Bring your suit for a swim from the beach at Spring River Lake. Stop in Cherryfield for access to the Narraguagus River, a great flat water paddle with lots of turtles and eagles. BlackWoodsByway.org n S  t. Croix International Waterway (71 miles) Remote paddling trips along this historic waterway that follows the U.S. border with Canada, offer excellent camping, fishing and opportunities to spot wildlife. Trips can vary from 3 to 7 days, so guides are suggested. Plan ahead and bring your passport. Test your paddling ability in Class I-III rapids. StCroix.org n M  illion Dollar View Scenic Byway (8 miles) This trip off the beaten path follows U.S. Route 1 north from Danforth crossing over into Aroostook County. Marvel at crystalline lakes, far-off Mount Katahdin, and Peekaboo Mountain. Spot local wildlife like bear, eagle, and moose. ExploreMaine.org Plan Your Visit Today! Maine Fishing Rules– bit.ly/ME_Fishing_Rules Registered Maine Guides– MaineGuides.org For more on outdoor recreation visit DownEastAcadia.com