Downeast Maine is a beloved vacation destination for its amazing glacial carved rockbound coastline. Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain is the first place in America to see the sun, offering breathtaking views of Frenchman's Bay. Bar Island in Bar Harbor is one of Maine's marvels, reachable by car at low tide but only by kayak or boat at high tide. Vacationers traveling to Downeast Maine can explore Mt Desert Island, the natural wonders of Acadia National Park, or take a scenic boat ride to see over a dozen lighthouses in a day trip. Furthest "Downeast" Passamaquoddy Bay offers amazing 20 foot plus tides! A visit to Down East Maine offers the adventure of hiking, biking and exploring the coast, with the comforts of staying at a Maine resort, lovely historic inn, RV campgrounds or a more traditional brand hotel.

Lying east of Maine and south of the province of Quebec, New Brunswick is the scene of many natural wonders. It is the original home of the Acadians who migrated to Louisiana.  This is also the home of Moosehead Beer, and the famous Reversing Falls, where the tidal bore roars down the Bay of Fundy twice every day. At the north end of the bay is Acadia, from which many Acadians journeyed to their eventual home.  Two cities, St. John and Moncton. and several scenic seaside towns are wonderful places to visit, with historic sites, museums, wildlife parks, and a serene atmosphere that makes you slow down.

There’s a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. I think. It’s absolutely a world onto itself.
— Jaime Wyeth

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