DownEast Acadia Visitor Guidebook 2019 True Maine Visitor Guidebook - Page 23

Pedal, Paddle, Hike A morning paddle across glass-like water. Endless days of hiking, biking, and camping define TRUE MAINE . Paddling Frenchman Bay, ©Jerry Monkman Places Less Traveled There are hundreds of miles of coastline beyond Acadia National Park to explore in DownEast Acadia, and a vast and virtually unexplored inland region filled with state parks, public lands, recreation areas, and reserves. Here is just a tiny sample of the endless opportunities for year round recreational activity you will find here. Plan Your Visit Today! Bicycle Coalition of Maine– BikeMaine.org/wheretoride Downeast Coastal Conservancy– DowneastCoastalConservancy.org n D  onnell Pond Public Lands includes 14,000 acres of remote forested land with crystalline lakes and ponds, and mountains with panoramic views. Maine.gov/donnellpond East Coast Greenway– Greenway.org n C  utler Coast Public Lands offers 12,234 acres of blueberry barrens, wood- lands, and peat lands, with 4.5 miles of headlands marked by pocket coves, cobble beaches, and a spectacular view of the Bay of Fundy. 10 miles of hiking trails, remote tent sites, and steep cliff views. bit.ly/CutlerCoastPL Maine Backcountry Camping– bit.ly/DECamping n C  obscook State Park in easternmost Maine is made up of 888 acres overlooking the wildlife-rich waters of Cobscook Bay—with its spectacular 25-foot tidal range—then dig for clams within the campground. Maine.gov/cobscookbay Maine Coast Heritage Trust– MCHT.org The Maine Island Trail–MITA.org For more information on recreation in the region visit DownEastAcadia.com TRUE MAINE | 21