• Biking in Acadia
    Biking in Acadia
    “This place is a biking paradise. It’s got great pavement and beautiful views of the ocean. Every morning I’m here I’m like, ‘I live here?’”
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  • Discover archipelago with an expert paddler
    Discover archipelago with an expert paddler
    Depending on how one defines an island, there are as many as 75 islands in the immediate vicinity of Stonington.
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  • Experience 19th century high-life at Woodlawn
    Experience 19th century high-life at Woodlawn
    American history fans need look no further than Ellsworth’s Woodlawn Museum to get their fix. The heart of the estate, which covers 180 acres, is The Black House, built by Col. John Black between 1824 and 1827.
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  • Horseshoes a popular pastime at local pub
    Horseshoes a popular pastime at local pub
    Iron hit the ground in an explosion of dirt and gravel. A horseshoe slid around the stake, and the clang of metal rang throughout the foggy Sunday afternoon.
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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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Everything has a story behind it at the barn-red “Country Store,” now home to the Tremont Historical Society. Located on the Shore Road, Perry W. […]

Two hours east of Ellsworth and two minutes west of the Canadian border, Lubec is off the beaten path. But the town numbering 1,500 year-round […]

Returning customers to ImprovAcadia — and there are plenty — know two things are certain: There will be plenty of laughs and no two shows alike.

The 16-foot-tall fiberglass lobster stands watch over Route 1 traffic, claws raised in the air and holding a sign for Carrier’s Mainely Lobster.

If at all possible, any visit to the coast of Maine ought to include at least one ride on a boat. For centuries, life here […]

Ellen Pierce grew up running, hiking, playing and swimming in Acadia National Park, which was practically in her Somesville backyard. From a young age, Pierce […]

There’s nothing like an ice-cold beer and a well-made burger, especially after a hike. Go to Blue Hill, where you can combine both of those […]

The Earth keeps spinning, the waves keep crashing on the shore, and the 1,800-to-2,000-pound quartz stone wheels at Raye’s Mustard Mill keep grinding.