The green of summer fills the forest on the Jesup Path in Acadia National Park

Leslie Taylor / Stocksy United

Down East

Without question, this is quintessential Maine: as you head further up the coast toward Canada, the peninsulas seem to narrow, jutting further into the sea. The fishing villages get smaller; the lobster pounds are closer to the water. If you make time to drive to the edge of the shore, south off US 1, let it be here.


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