Regional Guide

Family - Down East Maine

On a windjammer cruise, kids learn the ropes and have a blast, and parents get to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere aboard these historic vessels plying Maine's coast.

Learn about everything that Acadia National Park has to offer for outdoor-minded families, from hiking to sea kayaking and everything in between.

The Old Sow Whirlpool at Deer Island is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Go to Deer Island Point Park three hours before high tide to see it swirling in action.

Lamoine State Park is convenient to Bar Harbor and has a beautiful picnic area near the ocean as well as wild-strawberry-covered lawns. Guaranteed, your kids will spend hours looking for shells or filling up on the sweet little berries.

Go whale watching! Bar Harbor has boats going out in search of the huge mammals, and chances are you'll also see dolphin, puffins, and seals.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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