Is there anything as romantic as a lighthouse perched upon a craggy ledge, peering out to sea in wait for mariners in distress? Join Freeport’s Michael Perry for a beautiful slide-show journey along the coast of Maine, from Penobscot Bay to the lobstering communities of Jonesport and Beals, where the
With peaks to hike, harbors to paddle, ponds to swim, carriage roads to cycle, cliffs to climb, ranger-led activities, and campgrounds for tenting, Acadia has something for everyone. Now add free shuttle buses that reach all park points and the Jordan Pond House, where you can relive adventures over legendary
The Best 5: Local BreweriesA combination beer garden, smokehouse, and brewery tucked behind an unassuming white farmhouse on a leafy country road at the edge of stunning Acadia National Park. The beers are straight out of the old New England tradition: that is, British beer styles that often take advantage
There is no better place in Maine for strolls down historic streets and hikes on historic trails, people watching and whale watching, spring festivals and summer celebrations, lobster bakes and gourmet dining. Bar Harbor is the heart of coastal Maine and Acadia National Park. For more information visit
Pedal into the heart of Acadia National Park on 45 mapped and signposted miles of car-free, crushed-stone carriage roads, punctuated by 17 handsome granite-faced bridges and two gatehouses. Best Mountain Biking-Yankee Magazine May/June 2015Best BikingPedal up to 45 miles of well-signed, crushed-rock carriage roads weaving though Acadia National Park’s woodlands.
DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism is the official regional tourism promotion organization for Hancock and Washington counties in Maine. We invite you to come experience the darkest night skies, the highest tides and more lighthouses than in any other region of the state. Our attractions include the Penobscot Narrows Bridge
The view of Jordan Pond and across it to the two “Bubbles” mountains offers plenty of reason to visit, but the popovers with strawberry jam are legendary.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010BEST MAINE TRADITIONAfter hiking one of Acadia’s peaks or biking the carriage trails, reward yourself with tea and popovers ($9.25) on
Not surprisingly, the Atlantic puffin is on the cover of the Maine Birding Trail brochure. The trail is a collection of 82 sites across eight different topographical regions, from 239-acre Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, a favorite of warbler watchers in mid-May, to the 47,000-acre Acadia National Park, where you’ll find
What a location! Gaze out to Mount Desert Island from the contemporary Wave Walker, with four spacious guestrooms and one guesthouse, situated on 20 private oceanfront acres near the tip of Newbury Neck. Guests have use of the living room, sunroom, and oceanfront deck. Kayaks also available. BEST ACADIA VIEWS.
Best Fine Dining With a ViewLinen-draped tables, candles, and fresh flowers set the tone in the dining room, where big windows frame views over the manicured lawn, croquet courts, and Somes Sound. In the background: Acadia’s peaks and Frenchman Bay’s outer islands. Entrees: from $24.