DEFisheriesTrail

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: