• Learn to climb Acadia's cliffs
    Learn to climb Acadia's cliffs
    The Great Chimney is not, as its name might suggest, something Santa shimmies up and down every Christmas Eve.
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  • Experience coastal Maine from the air
    Experience coastal Maine from the air
    An unforgettable journey over the rugged shores, mountain peaks and isolated islands of the Acadia National Park area awaits visitors to Acadia Air Tours.
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  • Kayak Maine's rugged shore
    Kayak Maine's rugged shore
    There’s a spot on the coast of Ironbound Island where the cliffs don’t quite fit together.
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  • Explore Acadia's pathways
    Explore Acadia's pathways
    Ellen Dohmen spots a clover patch to the left of the Valley Trail on Beech Mountain. She stops and plucks a few leaves to smell.
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  • Relax at a remote lodge
    Relax at a remote lodge
    Where can you go to get away from it all, even if you already live in a place like Bar Harbor where other people flock to do just that? How about looking for a Maine deeper in?
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Over two million visitors flock to Acadia National Park each year. The region's natural beauty does not stop at the park's boundaries, however. There are many vibrant communities and attractions within a half-day's drive. Check out all Downeast Maine has to offer.

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BAR HARBOR — The Barn Arts Collective, the arts group based in Bass Harbor, will perform “We Run the Ship,” a make-your-own adventure musical, at […]

Liza Fisher turns a pot in her studio. Each of the artisans have their own space to work.
PHOTO BY JACQUELINE WEAVER

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Timberwind’s name is embossed in its metal ship’s wheel near the stern of the boat. 
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Sixteen years ago this summer, Lance Meadows came to Maine to work on a schooner. A native of the Midwest — “I grew up in […]

The Criterion Theatre opened in 1932. The ornate, art deco movie house recently was substantially refurbished. The landmark building’s restoration is ongoing. 
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Bar Harbor’s historic Criterion Theatre recently reopened following a $1 million-plus renovation that has brought back much of the landmark Art Deco building’s original 1930s […]

A lupine field is among the striking features.
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If you want to grow a beautiful flower garden, you must order several subscriptions to The Ellsworth American print edition. Avid gardener Letha Wood, who […]

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The Great Chimney is not, as its name might suggest, something Santa shimmies up and down every Christmas Eve. But for visitors to Acadia National […]