DownEast Acadia Visitor Guidebook 2019 True Maine Visitor Guidebook - Page 4

DownEast Acadia Seven Communities. One Region. Across 100 miles as the crow flies from Bucksport to Calais is an unbelievable 2,330 miles of coastline. With 5,600 square miles from end to end, DownEast Acadia offers visitors lots of room for exploration. The Blue Hill Peninsula is home to historic Castine, industrious Stonington, and artsy Blue Hill. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are at the heart of Mount Desert Island. Anglers will love downtime in Grand Lakes. Ellsworth is a crossroads for commerce, while each morning the sun rises first over Bay of Fundy and Campobello. From the heights of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge to the depths of the Old Sow—the largest whirlpool on our side of the planet—each DownEast Acadia community is worthy of a visit. Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox, Bucksport Blue Hill Peninsula The small town character of its sheltered working harbors, lighthouses, and picturesque islands make the Blue Hill Peninsula one of the premier areas in the world to enjoy time on-the-water. The area is further beautified by secluded nature preserves, classic Maine villages dating to our nation’s infancy, and world- class art venues and galleries. Unwind at the end of a full day with trap-to-table lobster and a local brew. Finally snuggle in as you fall asleep to the sound of the ocean breezes. Grand Lakes Ellsworth n Blue Hill Peninsula n n n n n n 5 Schoodic to Jonesport n Take in the breathtaking 360° view from the top of Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. n  troll through quiet Brooklin and discover S why it has long attracted authors, artists, and boat builders. n  njoy an exhibit of works by internationally E distinguished makers at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle. n  tep back through time and across cultures at the S Castine Historical Society and Wilson Museum. Machias Bay Eastport, Bay of Fundy & Campobello Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, & Mount Desert Island Plan Your Visit Today! For more information on the communities, towns, and villages of the region visit or see page 26 for a list of local Visitor Information Centers. 2 | TOP THINGS TO DO FEATURED EVENTS n Bastille Day, Castine, July n Fisherman’s Day, Stonington, July n Fright at the Fort at Fort Knox, Prospect, October