2016 Maine Lobster Boat Race Schedule

Come watch something your whole family will enjoy and remember this summer- lobster boats races along the coast of Maine!  Boats compete against each other in classes based on boat/engine size and are fun to watch from the water or from land.  Scroll down to see the full 2016 race schedule. Watch past lobster boat races here: … Read more

Explore Maine’s Downeast Fisheries Trail


Discover Maine’s maritime heritage along The Downeast Fisheries Trail which ranges from Penobscot Bay to Cobscook Bay (Searsport to Eastport). Created in 2000, the trail explores 45 sites including working waterfronts, museums, fish hatcheries and natural places including state parks (see below for complete list).  The trail highlights the fishery industry now and then, guiding visitors from active, working waterfronts to historical museums and scenic landmarks.

The trail explores the fishing industry in Hancock and Washington counties, which together employ the most commercial fishermen in the state, with Maine as a whole employing more than ten times the national percentage!

Following The Downeast Fisheries Trail you will discover how fishermen harvest lobster, clams, eels, alewives, smelt, crabs, herring, halibut, shrimp, scallops, urchins, worms, whelks and seaweed.  The trail also explores sea farming including Atlantic salmon, mussels and oysters.

Click here for a link to the Downeast Fisheries Trail Map which includes site locations and descriptions.

DEFisheriesClick here to visit the Downeast Fisheries Trail Facebook page for up-to-date information and events!

Here is a list of the 45 sites.  Click any site for more information:

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Outdoor ice skating rinks and ponds in Maine

Bethel Inn Nordic Ski Center 21 Broad St, Bethel 207-824-6276  Ski and snowshoe 35km, ski school, rentals, concessions, ice skating, back country trails. Breakwater School Capisic Street, Portland Brunswick Parks and Recreation Ice Rink On the mall, Brunswick Conditions permitting, 9am – 10pm daily Chestnut Field Chestnut Street, Auburn Deering Oaks Park Pond State Street … Read more