downeast maine beach combing

Visit Maine virtually. See over 150 360 degree and panoramic tours of Downeast Maine's Beaches, Harbors and Scenic areas for better vacation planning.  Also learn about events, see a virtual art show, virtually see where to eat and where to shop and learn about activities.

Take hundreds of virtual tours of all area attractions below for vacation planning:
National Parks
Acadia National Park - MDI
Acadia National Park - Schoodic
Acadia National Park Seawall
Bar Harbor & Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor
Seal Harbor
Northeast Harbor
Mount Desert Island's Quietside
Southwest Harbor
Bass Harbor

Blue Hill Peninsula Region:

Blue Hill
Deer Isle

Ellsworth Area:


Acadia Schoodic Peninsula Area:

Gouldsboro: Winter Harbor
Prospect Harbor
Corea by the Sea
Grindstone Neck


Pretty Marsh
Brooklin  & Jonesport
Roque Bluffs

Some villages have been combined for touring convenience.



Virtually Tour all of Downeast Maine with over 150 360 degree and panoramic virtual tours of Downeast Maine plus things to do, where to stay, places to eat and places to shopCheck the Fairs and Festivals Schedule. Don't miss the lobster festivals, lobster boat races, blueberry festivals, Oktoberfest, art shows, concerts and playsThe Virtual Art Show features oil paintings, water colors, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and more by local artists inspired by Downeast MaineSee virtual 360 degree views inside RestaurantsSee Where to Shop. Find souvenirs, clothing, housewares, nautical items, collectibles, hand made crafts and moreFind out about Downeast Maine Activities like whale watching, kayaking, boat cruises, Acadia tours, scenic flights and moreVirtually tour inside vacation rentals of cottages, bed and breakfasts, inns, camps, cabins, private homes..see all kinds of vacation rentals in Downeast Maine


Directory of Activities in Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park& MDI region, Blue Hill Peninsula Region, Ellsworth Area, Schoodic Peninsula Area & Downeast 

In addition to enjoying the beautiful rugged beaches of Downeast Maine, there are a lot of things to do in Downeast Maine, Blue Hill Maine, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Peninsula...things to do that you just can't do anywhere else.  Now is the time to try kayaking, hiking, cycling, rock climbing or going on nature walks.  Make sure you go to Acadia on MDI, Acadia's Schoodic Peninsula, walk up Blue Hill Mountain and do some of that beach hopping we've shown you in all of Downeast Maine.  If you would like to learn more about Bar Harbor, Acadia and all of Downeast Maine's history then visit the museums and historical societies.   Explore the coast by getting on a boat charter, visit Petit Manan's wildlife refuge, visit the parks and sanctuary's, attending theatres, attend concerts...enroll in a class to learn something new.  Of course, don't forget about a very important activity...eating.  Visit the restaurants and order mouth watering lobster, fried clams, haddock and steak. 

Your best Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island  & Downeast Maine Activities are here:

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Acadia Air Tours on the Bar Harbor Road is one of the coolest activities  on the island -- the scenic plane r8ides will allow you to experience shear exhilaration as you soar above Cadillac Mountain, the sea, the islands, the beaches, the only fjord on the East coast, the lighthouses, the coastline and the villages -- you can get a birds eye view over it all.  These Bar Harbor plane rides provide a truly a one of kind experience that will provide memories of a lifetime.  When Acadia Air Tours surveyed 363 people, all 363 people said the air tours were the coolest activity they've ever done. Take Bar Harbor glider rides or bi plane rides - day tours or romantic sunset tours -10 minutes to an choose..
Acadian Nature Cruise. Enjoy a leasurely, informative and spectacular 2 hour nature cruise aboard the Acadian.  You will see the most breathtaking part of New England's rugged coast and will learn so many interesting things about this spectacular part of New England from expert tour guides. 

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, Bar Harbor Maine is a great activity for memories of a lifetime.  A trip to Bar Harbor Maine wouldn't be complete without partaking in an excursion aboard one or more of 7 different magnificent tours sure to enhance your wonderful New England vacation in the Bar Harbor area. Choose from Puffin & Whale watch, Whale Watching, Sunset Whale Watch, Lighthouse & Park Tour, Lobster Fishing & Seal Watching, Baker Island/Acadia National Park Tour & Seabird Specialty Trips.  Put this activity on your things to do list.  See more information and virtual tours below.  

Bar Harbor Nature Cruise -  The nature cruise takes passengers on a tour to see harbor seals, gray seals, harbor porpoise, minke whales, bald eagles, osprey, egg rock lighthouse, Winter Harbor Lighthouse, Acadia National Park, Mansions, Schoodic Peninsula and other islands with world class naturalist guides. Virtual Tours, Info & Reservations

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  Bar Harbor Whale Watch Cruise.  Enjoy a 3-31/2 hour cruise aboard the Whale Watch catamaran that heads straight to where the whales live and play. See humpback, finback and Minke whales.  A fantastic activity that you will not want to miss.  New for 2008 is a spectacular whale watch sunset trip!   Virtual Tours, Info & Reservations

Bar Harbor Historic Lighthouses & Scenic Tour.  Aboard the Bay King III you'll be taken to see Bar Harbor historic lighthouses.  This is a great tour that's perfect for all ages.  The Captain brings you as close as possible to the lighthouses while a naturalist fully narrates the tour from beginning to end.  You will learn the story behind each of the historic lighthouses and about the amazing people that were the innkeepers.  You will also find out which ones may be haunted.  Hear their wonderful stories and enjoy a relaxing ride while having many fantastic photo opportunities of the lighthouses and the most scenic highlights of Acadia National Park. Virtual Tours, Info & Reservations


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National Park Canoe and Kayak Rental - Mount Desert Island, Maine - See Acadia National Park by canoe or kayak in top quality Old Town Canoes & Kayaks and Riot Kayaks.  These boats are safe, stable and fun for all ages.  And as always your pets are welcome.  Rates include paddles, U.S.C.G. approved life jackets, map and instructions.  Just wheel your canoe conveniently across the way into the pond and you are all set. No car, no racks, no's all right here.  Whether you're experienced or not, this is one of those things to do that you should try while visiting Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor Maine.



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Oli's Trolley, Bar Harbor Maine -  The fun way to see the beautiful island.  This activity is a must for your things to do while in Bar Harbor Maine and Acadia National Park.  The trolley tour will allow you to enjoy fully narrated tours of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, pass mansions of a bygone era and learn the history of Mt. Desert Island.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of the most beautiful island in America.  Oli's Trolley gives you a running commentary on the area including the beautiful homes, famous names, geology, ocean, plant and animal life.  Visit the most interesting places in the park including Cadillac Mountain, Sieur DeMonts Springs and Ocean Drive. 



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Aquaterra Adventures - Sea Kayaking in Bar Harbor, Maine. When you visit Bar Harbor you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most fantastic sea kayaking in Bar Harbor and in the World with licensed instructors at Aquaterra Adventures that travel the globe to keep abreast of the best techniques and methods for teaching sea kayaking.  There are many different tours to choose from such as the Harbor Sea Kayak tour, the Frenchman Bay Adventure, the Discovery Family Sea Kayak Tour, the 2 hour Sunset Sea Kayak tour and others.  No matter which one you choose, they are all a great adventure and are reasonably priced. 



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Seal Cove Auto Museum, Seal Cove (Mount Desert Island) Acadia National Park Region.  This museum displays an amazing World class collection of antique automobiles and motorcycles dating back to the 1800's, each automobile and motorcycle is identified through a descriptive plaque which includes the year it was built, the make, the model, the engine and the original selling price which enhances your experience as you peruse the history of the automobile and motorcycles. This is one of the best collections in the World that surely shouldn't be missed by the entire family.  



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Acadia Repertory Theatre in beautiful Somesville Maine which is surrounded by Acadia National Park.  In it's 36th season, the Acadia Repertory Theatre affords visitors the opportunity to see live professional theatre productions throughout the season.   When is the last time you've seen a live play?  Now's your chance to include the theatre on your things to do near Acadia National Park. Come to the theatre and enjoy comedies, dramas, mysteries and children's theatre.  You are sure to be impressed with the schedule this year.  The Acadia Repertory Theatre is the perfect ending to a day spent touring beautiful Mount Desert Island. 



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MERI. Maine's Environmental Research Institute in Downeast Maine.   At MERI you'll find extensive information on Maine's oceanographic environment.  You will also be able to go into the ocean room and touch sea-life and on certain days enjoy children's story book hour and eco cruises.  For adults, be sure to come to scheduled expert lectures & receptions.  One of many fun things to do in Downeast Maine's Blue Hill Maine area. You will be amazed at the research and information that you will receive at MERI. 




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