The Experience

In Acadia National Park & Along Penobscot Bay

Maine’s beauty lies in its rawness. Fresh tart blueberries growing wild on the side of the road. Hills rising from the rocky shores of Camden. Winding roads built centuries ago that hug the shore connecting village to village. Morning mist on Penobscot Bay. But in between the ruggedness lies the real beauty of Maine. Even a delicacy like Maine lobster still involves shells and claws. It’s raw. It’s true. It’s Maine. Savor the scent of sea air and the crash of waves on rocky shores The silence of deep pine forests and the flavors of the day’s fresh catch Fresh lobster – need we say more? Discover the countless charms of Camden, with its sublime harborside setting Warm hospitality at elegant and historic inns


DAYS 1-2 Savor the scent of sea air and the flavors of the day’s fresh catch Pedal amid the majestic fir and towering spruce of Somes Sound on beautiful Mount Desert Island Pounding surf collides with rugged coastline while lush boreal and hardwood forests blanket glacier-scoured hills in Acadia National Park The arched bridges and tranquility of Acadia’s carriage road system, a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., make for lovely riding In the mood for a challenge? Bike to Cadillac Mountain’s 1,532-foot summit, the North Atlantic seaboard’s highest point and reputedly the first US location to see the rising sun. DAYS 3-5 Discover the countless charms of Camden, with its sublime harborside setting and wealth of historic architecture Have a look around dynamic Belfast – home to more art galleries than any other town of its size in Maine – before cycling through the tiny coastal resort of Bayside Quiet roads lead into the heart of Rockland, where you can enjoy lunch, browse in the many bookstores or linger at a cafĂ© Be sure not to miss the Farnsworth Art Museum, nationally recognized for its rich collection of Wyeth family paintings Savor a farewell dinner at our inn’s elegant award-winning French restaurant The rolling countryside surrounding Camden and Lake Megunticook invites a scenic morning spin For one last “downeast” experience, treat yourself to a cup of coffee at the Hope General Store, a colorful local spot founded in 1832.


The Route

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