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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Head out and explore The Maine Art Museum Trail

The Maine Art Museum Trail is a Maine Tourism Trail created in 1997 that spans 200 miles from Ogunquit to Bangor exploring 8 museums and over 73,000 works of art.  The trail was established to highlight ancient and contemporary art from artists both local and around the world. Pieces from artists who lived and worked …

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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 …

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Maine winter activities & events for January 2016

Looking for some fun and adventure this winter in Maine?  January brings tons of ways for people of all ages to “go outside and play!”   Ice fishing derbies, winterfests, snowfests, fireworks, parades, ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and more!  Check out the list below for starters, then visit our online calendar for the complete list!

Starting New Year’s Day 2016:

Portland Press Herald 2012JANUARY 1st:  Ring in the New Year in a refrehsing Atlantic Ocean kind of way with a Penguin Plunge in Boothbay or a Lobster Dip in Old Orchard Beach.  After that head to one of the four state parks for a Maine State Parks First Day Hike!

JANUARY 4th – 8th:  Sunday River hosts College Week,  jam packed with parties and events galore.  Red Bull Frozen Rush returns, and enjoy four holiday-themed days including Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo, Saint Paddy’s Day, and Halloween.  Each day features different entertainment and events.  The entertainment isn’t just limited to college students, but if you are one, you will definitely get better deals!

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