Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

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The Quiet Side

West of Somes Sound, MDI sees less traffic, so you can stroll the shops and cafés of downtown Southwest Harbor without feeling like part of the throng.

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The Peaks

They’re not Maine’s highest mountains, but there’s something undeniably majestic about Acadia’s rounded and (mostly) bald-topped peaks.

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The Park Loop Road at Sunrise

“Early morning is the time to be in the park. All the senses are heightened in the quiet, delicate light; you hear birds singing from every direction, animals rustling in the woods, streams running. . . .”

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Garden Splendor

Gardening and landscaping have always been big among the MDI gentry, and the island today is speckled with serene spots to enjoy the fruits of their leisure.

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Meet the New Boss

Acadia’s new superintendent, Kevin Schneider, comes to Maine from a gig as deputy superintendent at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

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Down East Calendars

Lighthouses, Lupines, Sea Glass, and more! Our calendars feature some of our favorite photographers and tons of beautiful Maine images.