DownEast Acadia Visitor Guidebook 2019 True Maine Visitor Guidebook - Page 7

Grand Lakes Deep in the unspoiled and scenic inland portion of DownEast Acadia you will find a region home to world- famous fishing, abundant wildlife, and a culture tied to industries built from the surrounding forests. Long a “secret” destination for recreation, paddlers will enjoy an extensive network of lakes and streams for spotting birds and wildlife. Stay in sporting camps reflecting generations of Maine’s outdoor heritage. Travel along The Airline or the striking Million Dollar View with lakes and hayfields reaching to the horizon. Visit charming villages, or enjoy solitude among towering forests. TOP THINGS TO DO n  ire a Registered Maine Guide for a classic Maine H fly-fishing experience on Grand Lake Stream and stay at a classic Maine sporting camp or lodge. n  ander through unique forest and farm collections W at the Alexander Art Trail and Lawrence Lord’s Old Farm Museum in Alexander. n  easoned paddlers will be challenged by the 76-mile S Machias River Corridor canoe trip. n Plan a visit to the Grand Lake Stream Fish Hatchery learn about Maine’s landlocked salmon and brook trout fishery. Roosevelt Campobello International Park Eastport, Bay of Fundy, & Campobello Each morning the sun climbs from the sea, shining its first rays upon Lubec, America’s easternmost town, and bright crimson-striped West Quoddy Head Light. Spend a day at Roosevelt Campobello International Park, once the summer cottage to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eastport passionately celebrates the culture and arts of this distinctive place. Launch your kayak or join a charter tour of Passamaquoddy Bay. This region is the ideal starting point for a Two Nation Vacation. FEATURED EVENTS n G  rand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival, July n Indian Days Heritage Celebration, Indian Twp, July n West Grand Lake Race, Grand Lake Stream, August TOP THINGS TO DO n Enjoy tea and a delightful slice of history from the viewpoint of one of America’s foremost first ladies at Roosevelt Campobello. n Looking for puffins? From Eastport you can hop aboard a boat bound for Machias Seal Island. n Hike the trails of the states easternmost park or simply enjoy exploring the candy-striped Quoddy Head Lighthouse. n Spot seals and whales then ride the currents of the massive Old Sow out of Eastport and Lubec. FEATURED EVENTS n Bay of Fundy International Marathon, June n Eastport Pirate Festival, Eastport, September n Open Lighthouse Day, Lubec, September Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge TRUE MAINE | 5