Vacation rentals in Downeast Maine
Swim in Maine’s pristine lakes and hike in the Donnell Public Reserved Lands, 14,000 acres of remote forested land with crystal clear lakes, secluded ponds, and mountains with panoramic views. Take a ride up Scenic Rte. 1. This area boasts one of the most beautiful parts of Acadia National Park, on the Schoodic Peninsula. Further east and find Roque Bluffs State Park with a beautiful sandy beach, and the Bold Coast Trail a 12,234-acre expanse of blueberry barrens, woodlands and peat lands with 4.5 miles of headlands, pocket coves and cobble beaches overlooking the Bay of Fundy.
Visit Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge with excellent hiking and bird watching. The Downeast Sunrise Trail is an 85 mile multi-use recreational trail located in the heart of Downeast Maine.
Also nearby are quaint coastal villages like Winter Harbor, home to many antique shops and local artists and artisans; Milbridge, the main shopping area for many downeast locals, is nestled on the beautiful Narraguagus River; Harrington is out of the way of the more touristy areas, but truly central to the best that Maine has to offer in terms of beautiful coastline, local fishing villages and hiking in some of the most incredible natural areas of Maine; Jonesport, one of the oldest fishing villages in Maine; Visit nearby Beals Island and the Wass Island Nature Conservancy Trails; and Machias, the nearest large town, where you can dine at the famous Helen’s Restaurant.