• 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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Maine's natural beauty
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Maine's natural beauty
Tastes of sea and land
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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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On one of his morning swims across Echo Lake, as the early summer sun danced off nearby Beech Cliffs, Rob Benson discovered he could stand […]

Beneath the bustling sidewalks and souvenir shops of Bar Harbor’s Main Street, Alexander H. Phillips, Clockmaker is a cacophony of little noises: ticks, chimes, cuckoos. […]

Be prepared to wake up early to go kayaking. The morning is often the best time for paddling because the winds tend to be calmer […]

Forest Ridge Campground in Ellsworth offers a more secluded alternative to the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor’s camper scene. Just a mile from the […]

Be it by car up Cadillac Mountain or via the iron rungs of the Beehive Trail, many of Acadia National Park’s 3.5 million annual visitors […]

Entering the Abbe Museum’s new exhibit “wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything,” visitors are greeted by an intricately woven pufferfish. It is crafted from brown ashwood […]

As you enter the 19th century-section of the Jonathan Fisher House, the dwelling’s angular architectural style catches the eye. As with almost everything in the […]

Havilah Hawkins is an outspoken advocate of “trailing edge” technology. He coined this phrase referring to the old ways of doing things that have been […]