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the St. Croix Island International Historic
Site. There, in 1604, Sieur de Mons and
Samuel Champlain settled with about
80 others, making it the first permanent
French settlement in the New World.
Make sure to stop en route to visit the
St. Croix Island International Historic Site
overlooking the site of that settlement.
Family friendly excursions are very popular
in the DownEast & Acadia region,
such as hiking, paddling, birding, wildlife
watching, world class fishing, and of
course - camping! Maine Trail Island has
some great areas for experienced sea
kayakers, and inland lakes have great
paddling for beginners & families.
Camping Season Events in the Region:
May
* Wings, Waves & Woods Festival
* Down East Spring Birding Festival
June
* Bay of Fundy International Marathon,
Lubec & Campobello Island
* Acadia Birding Festival
July
* Bar Harbor Music Festival, Bar
Harbor
* Schoodic Arts Festival, Winter
Harbor (August, too)
* Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering,
Columbia
* Bucksport Bay Festival, Bucksport
August
* Indian Day, Pleasant Point Reservation
near Eastport
* International Festival, Calais
* Winter Harbor Lobster Festival
* Wild Blueberry Festival, Machias
* Folk Art Festival, Grand Lake
Stream
* Bar Harbor Jazz Festival, Bar
Harbor
September
* Maine Open Lighthouse Day,
Regionwide
* Blue Hill Fair, Blue Hill
* Salmon & Seafood Festival, Eastport
*
Pirate Festival, Eastport
* Acadia Night Sky Festival, Mount
Desert Island
* Autumn Gold Days, Ellsworth
Attractions & Highlights of the Region:
* The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor
features Maine Native American
archaeology, history, and culture.
* The Cobscook Shores in Lubec,
consists of 15 parklands nestled
along the vibrant shores of Cobscook
Bay. Situated in one of the
most beautiful marine ecosystems
on earth, the Parklands offer free
public access for walking, picnicking,
hiking,
biking,
paddling, &
more in Cobscook Bay. The Park
System offers access to miles of
undeveloped beaches, bluffs,
coves and islands away from roads
and automobiles. www.CobscookShores.org
*
Grab your bicycle, snacks, and water
and travel along the Bold Coast
Scenic Bikeway, a 211-mile route
on quiet rural roads that connects
with US Bike Route 1, East Coast
Greenway, and St. Stephen, New
Brunswick, Canada.
* The Mt. Desert Oceanarium allows
a close-up view of coastal
Maine below the surface, plus a
hands-on " Touch Tank " and a lobster
hatchery.
* Machias' Burnham Tavern, now a
museum, was built in 1770, making
it the oldest building in eastern
Maine; in addition, the first naval
battle of the Revolutionary War
was planned in the community
watering hole.
* At over 22,000 acres, the Moosehorn
National Wildlife Refuge in
Baring encourages its visitors to
explore and discover its more than
200 bird species. Yes, and moose.
* The red and white striped West
Quoddy Head Light is a DownEast
icon in Lubec-the easternmost
town in the United States. Hike
and explore this Bold Coast park
with magnificent views of Canada,
Grand Manan Island, whales,and
seabirds.
* The Waponahki Museum and
Resource Center is in Perry. It is
a cultural
storehouse featuring
basketry, archives, craftwork, and
photography of the Passamaquoddy
Indians collected over time.
* Roque Bluffs State Park offers
nearly a half-mile sandy beach
and a great picnic area with many
amenities.
* Columbia Falls is home to the Ruggles
House, an 1818 showplace,
built by Judge Thomas Ruggles.
For More Information Please Visit:
www.downeastacadia.com
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