Rugged, rocky, pristine and wild. This is Maine’s DownEast & Acadia region. This region’s iconic bold coastline stretches across a vast array of peninsulas and islands from Bucksport to the Canadian border, and is the easternmost point in the United States. With frigid ocean temperatures and fast-flowing rivers that feed into the bays, oysters here are grown to sweet, briny perfection as they’re gently tumbled in the cold, salty waves. Whether you’re heading up to bustling Bar Harbor and touring Acadia National Park, or discovering the surrounding towns and islands off the beaten path, this region provides oyster experiences for every traveler.
Our recommendation: when exploring DownEast, do as the locals do! If you’re seeking an authentic and laid-back afternoon on the bay, look no further than a private farm tour with a local oyster farmer. If you’re up for more adventure, hop on a sea kayak excursion and paddle your way through the rocky coast and spruce islands to discover some of the world’s finest oysters. And, don’t forget to grab a bag of fresh oysters from a local farmer to enjoy around the campfire – our favorite way to spend summer nights! Whichever experience you prefer, the DownEast & Acadia region offers unique and exciting oyster adventures rooted in the history and beauty of the Maine coast.