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    About Downeast & Acadia Region
    Maine’s Easternmost Coastline

    Ranging from Southwest Harbor to the Canadian border, the Downeast & Acadia Region is an incredibly unique location. This area boasts a rich history, along with beautiful lakes, beaches, and one-of-a-kind attractions.

    The Origin of “Down-Easters”

    If you reside in this region, you can consider yourself a “down-easter.” The term comes from sailors traveling from New York and Boston that traveled downwind and to the east. The nickname has stuck to the region and its people since it was recorded in 1828.

    Lakes, Forests, and Oceanfront

    The Downeast and Acadia Region has it all: beautiful lakes, forests, and oceanfront. In this lake-abundant area, you are sure to find a place to fill your desire for lake life. Summertime in this region is filled with boating, swimming, fishing, and kayaking.

    If you feel like spending time away from the lake, you can escape to the coast. Sandy River Beach, Jasper’s Beach, or Roque Bluffs State Park are excellent water access places.

    Drive along Downeast Maine’s scenic byways like Acadia All-American Road, Blackwoods, Schoodic, or The Bold Coast for nothing but picturesque views. The area is known for its breathtaking scenes during the fall.

    Popular Locations

    If you are in the area, you have to visit Acadia National Park. It features Cadillac Mountain, reaching a 1,532-foot summit, for hiking, rock climbing, and sightseeing.

    The park is also a prized hunting location for bears, moose, hares, deers, wild turkeys, and more. Over 750 distinguished ATV trails make it an attraction for off-roaders as well.

    Bar Harbor, Lubec, Bucksport, Penobscot Narrows are other popular locations that feature original restaurants and attractions.

    The Escape of Your Dreams

    Whether it is for the weekend or a full-time residence, the Downeast and Acadia Region is sure to impress its picturesque landscapes and unique attractions.