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Top things to do in DownEast and Acadia Maine

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Mount Desert Island (Bar Harbor)
Ranked #1 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers... more » Owner description: Home to Acadia National Park, this island off the coast of Maine with its beaches, sweeping cliffs and mountains offers visitors numerous recreational activities, from hiking, biking and following nature trails to swimming, sailing and kayaking. « less
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Cadillac Mountain (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #2 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks

At 1,532 feet, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point in Hancock County, and the highest within 25 miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United... more »

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Schoodic Point (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #3 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Park Loop Road (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #4 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Scenic Drives
A major national park in Maine where the attractions and sights are well known along the 20-mile Park Loop Road.
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Ranked #5 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Transportation
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Carriage Roads (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #6 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Biking Trails

The 45 miles of carriage roads in Acadia are for hikers, bikers, horse riders and carriage drivers - no motor vehicles are allowed. The ten miles of carriage roads outside the... more »

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Beehive Trail (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #7 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Hiking Trails
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Otter Cliff (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #8 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Frenchman Bay (Bar Harbor)
Ranked #9 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Ships; Tours
Owner description: We offer private and shared sailing trips aboard our two Friendship Sloops, the Alice E. and Helen Brooks, as well as outings... more » Owner description: We offer private and shared sailing trips aboard our two Friendship Sloops, the Alice E. and Helen Brooks, as well as outings and nature tours on our wooden lobster boat, the Elizabeth T. Escape the crowds of Bar Harbor and view Acadia National Park from the beautiful shores of Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor -- Mount Desert Island's "Quietside". « less
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Precipice Trail (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #11 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Hiking Trails
Half-mile long trail for experienced hikers at Acadia.
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Shore Path (Bar Harbor)
Ranked #12 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Schoodic Peninsula (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #13 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Neighborhoods; Resort Communities; Historic Walking Areas
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Great Head Trail (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #14 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Hiking Trails
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Beech Cliff Loop (Southwest Harbor)
Ranked #15 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #16 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
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Gorham Mountain Trail (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #17 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #18 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: This is a small business in Bar Harbor, Maine. From its retail store base, they are offering nature-based tours, whether... more » Owner description: This is a small business in Bar Harbor, Maine. From its retail store base, they are offering nature-based tours, whether birding, tide-pooling, field ecology, or general natural history. They also lead adventure tours such as hiking, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, and sea kayaking for very small groups. For those wishing to delve deeper into the world of birds, there are even opportunities to engage in citizen science reserch projects. « less
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Thuya Gardens (Mount Desert)
Ranked #19 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Nervous Nellie's (Deer Isle)
Ranked #20 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Art Galleries; Specialty Shops
Owner description: Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture... more » Owner description: Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western town complete with saloon, sheriff, jail, Chinese laundry, fortune teller, all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here! « less
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Jordan Pond (Acadia National Park)
Ranked #21 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks

Jordan Pond offers two kinds of hiking experiences.  One is on a hiking trail.  Two trails start from the south end of the Pond, from the grounds behind the Jordan Pond House... more »

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Asticou Azalea Garden (Northeast Harbor)
Ranked #22 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #23 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Bar Island Trails (Bar Harbor)
Ranked #24 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #25 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
This scenic hiking trail winds around a tiny cove.
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Stonington Village (Stonington)
Ranked #26 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Spanning more than 481 acres, this scenic park offers hikers breathtaking trails that follow along rock cliffs rising 80 feet... more » Owner description: Spanning more than 481 acres, this scenic park offers hikers breathtaking trails that follow along rock cliffs rising 80 feet above the ocean. « less
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Aquaterra Adventures (Bar Harbor)
Ranked #28 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Boat Tours; Other
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Ranked #29 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Center offering visitors an audio-visual presentation, maps, special events and the opportunity to talk to rangers.
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The Bold Coast (Machias)
Ranked #30 of 117 attractions in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Coast comprised of high cliffs.
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