Downeast Maine

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Downeast Maine Itineraries

Downeast Maine for First-Timers

Coastal beauty with rugged islands, beaches and parks

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“In former times ‘Downeast’ meant the direction the sailing ships traveled to get here from New York and Boston — downwind and to the east. Over time, however, ‘downeast’ has also come to represent our rich maritime history, the important role that the sea has always played in our lives and the strong independent spirit of the people. If you enjoy the peaceful sound of waves lapping the shoreline, the fun of a local festival filled with food, music and local character, or the thrill of seeing nature up close, you will find it here.” … To learn more about Downeast Maine, check out www.downeastacadia.com. And until we find the perfect destination specialist (if that’s you, please contact us), we’ve sourced a great itinerary from the Maine Office of Tourism.


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