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Campground Listings - DownEast & Acadia

The Downeast/Acadia Region is diverse, with a strong coastal
presence and an equally strong presence inland. Cliffs stand strong against
the pounding of the Atlantic Ocean from the southern border of the region to
the northern tip, and inland, by way of the Penobscot River is Bangor, the region’s
commercial center.  There
are many attractions available in the Downeast/Acadia Region,
which boasts everything from the 1,530-foot Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard north of Rio de
Janeiro, to Bangor, "The Queen City" that is
home to best-selling author Stephen King.  

No Maine destination is as well known or visited than Acadia
National Park
on Mt. Desert Island. The second-most visited national
park in the United States, Acadia includes 35,000 acres and includes 41 miles
of coastline. Whale watching, hiking, biking and kayaking are
all part of what make the Downeast/Acadia Region special. While
in Acadia, make sure you take the Park Loop Road to many of the interesting
sites located within the park, including Sand Beach and Thunder

Hole, a tidal cavern that allows trapped water to create booming "thunder"
water spouts that shoot up to 40 feet in the air. You may also take a horse-andcarriage
ride through Acadia to Jordan Pond where crumpets and tea is an afternoon
tradition for many visitors. 

Acadia
is an impressive 35,000 acres in area, and includes 41 miles of
spectacular coastline. Approximately 30,000 acres of Acadia are
on Mt. Desert Island, with the balance on Schoodic Peninsula
and Isle au Haut. Mt. Desert Island’s beauty resulted from ice-age glaciers cutting through
existing mountains carving out valleys, countless islands and even a fiord.
Evidence of that ice is visible throughout the island.  
Visit the well-known community of Bar Harbor,
with its teeming main streets and plethora of shops, restaurants and attractions.
But don’t stop there. Explore the entire island. Discover quaint towns such
as Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Tremont.

Region Information provided by The Maine Campground Owners Association