Downeast & Acadia Regional Tourism|
Discover the DownEast & Acadia region of Maine. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, DownEast & Acadia is in the hearts and minds of its visitors and the people who live here. One of the first things that strikes many visitors to our region is that you actually go up to get DownEast. By the best accounts, the term “down east” derived from sailing days when ships from Boston sailed down wind in an easterly direction (if you check the map, you will drive as much to the East as North to explore our region).