• 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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