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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

Downeast Maine Directory of Places to Shop in Bar Harbor, Acadia & MDI region, Blue Hill Peninsula Region, Ellsworth Area, Schoodic Area & Machias Area 

Enjoy shops all over Downeast Maine.  You'll find a lot of shops in Bar Harbor,  Ellsworth and the areas of Blue Hill, Stonington, Deer Isle Winter Harbor and Milbridge.  All along the coast, there's shopping opportunities. While you're out and about checking out the beaches and scenic areas, visit the shops, the merchants welcome visitors. When you go to Deer Isle, keep your eyes open for all of the galleries and shops.  You'll find Maine made soaps, perfumes, jewelry, pottery, themed items with Maine blueberries, Maine lobster, Maine beaches and Maine harbors. Find souvenirs, Maine sweatshirts, Maine T shirts, Maine hats, sporting goods, outdoor goods, glassware, handbags, totes, Native American Maine made baskets, Maine made rugs, Maine adirondack chairs, trinkets, collectibles, granite, candles, signs, books, things for dogs and cats, sun catchers, calendars, posters, crocs, home and garden items, cooking gadgets, antiques, bedding, nautical items, games, toys and wonderful works of Art.

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Rackliffe Pottery in Blue Hill Maine has been making beautiful pottery since 1969 in the Blue Hill Peninsula.  All of the pottery is made on site with native clay, shaped on a potters wheel by hand and colored with lead free glazes.  At the Rackliffe Pottery Shop you'll find mugs, blueberry ware, bowls, plates, pitchers, vases and wonderful gifts.  You can get just one piece or whole sets of blueberry sugar bowls, creamers, blueberry honey pots and bean pots.  Take a virtual tour and see the store and workshop.




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The Granite Shop Plus in Trenton, Maine  is a must see shop located on the Bar Harbor Road, just before Bar Harbor's Trenton Bridge. At the Granite Shop Plus, you'll find natural stone sinks, mosaics, bowls, statues, hand built kitchen cabinets and flooring.  You'll also find that there are over 2,000 slabs of granite at this Granite Shop location to choose from for your countertop and design needs. 




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The Granite Shop in Sedgwick, Maine is the largest granite shop in Maine.  It is larger than all of the granite shops in the State put together.  Located in the Blue Hill Peninsula, the granite shop lets you choose from over 4,000 slabs of granite and marble in every style for every budget.  Just pick your stone or marble and the Granite Shop will custom install it for you.  You'll get top notch service, the fastest install time and the best prices around. 




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Knit or Crochet something special...stop in at Shirley's and get inspired...


Shirley's Yarn and Crafts in Hancock, Maine is a nice place to shop.  You'll have the largest selection of quality yarn in this part of Maine.  Shirley's in Downeast Maine also has supplies for arts and crafts and cake decorating.  Plus at Shirley's there are many departments filled with gifts for home and garden, jewelry, handbags, soaps, candles, collectibles, glassware, vases, ornaments, fudge, chimes, rugs, games, toys, cook books, table clothes, aprons, cards, candy, and so much more.    You're sure to find something perfect for yourself or for a gift



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The Grasshopper Shop in Ellsworth, Maine  is like a "boutique department store" where you'll find a wide variety of quality merchandise.  The Grasshopper Shop in Ellsworth has gifts, clothes, shoes, bodycare, jewelry, handbags, pocket books, housewares, cookware, home decor, cards, books, games, toys, music and many really unique items.  There's something for everyone.



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Walkin' the Dog in Bar Harbor, Maine. Walkin the Dog is an Island Pet Boutique in downtown Bar Harbor Maine, a shop where you'll find pet supplies for cats and dogs, pet approved gifts, toys, necessities, quality pet foods, collectibles and so much more. There are custom items such as hand knit cable sweaters and t-shirts for dogs celebrating Downeast Maine and Acadia National Park.  You'll love the assortment of themed pet beds too, such as the lighthouse, lobster boat and shark. Pets are always welcome to shop with you too.




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U.S. Bells Store & Foundry, Prospect Harbor, Maine (Acadia National Park Schoodic Area)  Come see & listen to the beautiful hand crafted US bells using the process of sand casting, an ancient technique.  U.S. Bells specializes in the production of cast bronze wind and door bells.  All of the designs are original and well suited to a variety of settings.  These bells may be placed outside in an exposed location where they will ring in the wind and provide a pleasing reminder of the changer weather for years to come.  U.S. Bells are handcrafted using the process of sand casting, an ancient technique which is still widely used in foundry work.



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Maine-ly Maine in Trenton Maine, on the Bar Harbor Road. Maine-ly Maine is a fun place to shop with everything Maine that you can imagine.  At Maine-ly Maine on the Bar Harbor Road, you'll find things like ornaments, buoys, old and new, gifts and novelties, souvenirs, lobster traps, maine tourmaline jewelry, Minnetonka moccasins, boat wine racks and beautiful boat tables, fudge, taffy, jams, outdoor lighthouses, garden stones, music, home decor, name it, there are lots of great items at Maine-ly Maine for everyone in the family.  Maine-ly Maine is a shop you simply must see.



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Oli's Trolley Gift Shop, Bar Harbor Maine.  While in Bar Harbor, stop at the waterfront Harbor Place and visit the gift shop at Oli's Trolley for great gifts.  Be sure to get tickets for the Oli's Trolley too.  The fun way to see the beautiful island.  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. 



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Gourmet Smokehouse - Seafood & Gifts, Winter Harbor, Maine.  Located in the Schoodic Peninsula Region. This is Downeast Maine's premier smokehouse by 2 time Maine State Chef of the Year.  All Natural - Hand Crafted Smokehouse, Grindstone Neck of Maine applies the principles and secrets of forty years of food preparation and seasoning experience to a well thought out product flow that blends time-proven quality methods with state-of-the-art equipment and process design. 



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Aquaterra Adventures - Sea Kayaking Gear in Bar Harbor, Maine.   This shop on Bar Harbor's waterfront carries a full line of outdoor and recreation gear...lots of great footwear, quality clothing, sunglasses, sea kayak equipment, books and videos and gifts.  There is no other shop like this one, and the prices are great.



Sagegrass Gallery, formerly the Pretty Marsh Gallery is pleased to bring you a unique blend of fun and funky artwork, clothing, fine jewelry, lamps, evening bags, pottery, paintings, prints and gifts. We invite you to browse our site or visit our Downtown Bar Harbor store located in the Bayside Landing Courtyard behind Testa’s Restaurant.  visit web site



Walkin' the Dog on Main Street in Bar Harbor will give you 10% off everything when you mention this web site.

Plus, the store donates 5% of all proceeds to Animal Rescue and Shelters.    Treat your dog to quality food at prices less than the big stores, plus find toys and cool stuff - lobster jackets, lobster sweaters, acadia national park gear, lobster collars......  Treat yourself to pet lover gifts too.

Check out the store and some of the items they carry -- and don't forget, you're entitled to a cool 10% off when you mention this ad.



Troll beads are the must have this year.  The beads are simply fascinating, beautiful and the idea simply amazing and fun.

Troll Beads have arrived here in Maine, at the Grasshopper Shop, conveniently located in downtown Ellsworth.   "Every story has a bead" ....create a bracelet as unique as you. 

Shown right is "The Shore", a starter bracelet -- add onto it.

Check out the store...and see so many fun and beautiful things.

A few examples of


Trinity Stone, a group of 3 closely related members, or the union of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.

Troll with gems.  An opal symbolizing loyalty, an amethyst symbolizing peace of mind and a garnet symbolizing devotion and grace.

Summer jewel.   Valentine

Summer      Rose flower

Ocean         Fish

Maybe baby....This bracelet was put together to  celebrate  the excitement and anticipation of a new life.

Amazonite, the stone of courage....also inspires confidence and hope.

Adventurine, a lucky charm for finding love....also increases energy and absorbs depression.

Rose quartz, a stone for the heart....provides protection and peace....removed negative energy...balances one's emotions and opens up the heart.

Hundreds of beads are Available at the Grasshopper Shop on Main Street in Ellsworth.

This bracelet was put together to signify Paradise.  It includes the fish, ocean, jellyfish, turqoise stripe, turqoise armadillo.....



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