Explore the Area
Toddy Pond is 1,987 acres, eight miles long, and is comprised of three distinct basins with maximum depths of 122 feet. Fish include landlocked salmon, trout, bass, and perch. You will encounter loons, eagles, and a variety of Maine wildlife.
You can purchase fishing licenses online through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife's website.
Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery
Established in 1889 to raise and stock juvenile Atlantic salmon for Maine waters. It offers a boat launch and picnic areas on Alamoosook Lake and Craig Pond, a nature trail with interpretive signs, a visitors center, museum, and much more.
Orland River Day
An annual town celebration held on the last Saturday in June (rain or shine) - complete with parade, food, crafts, a "Downeast" raft race, and many other activities.
Established in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River valley against a possible future British naval incursion, it is one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast. It features many unique architectural features and a rich history behind its cannon batteries.
Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory
Opened in May 2007, visitors can ride an elevator 420 feet above the Penobscot River and take in 100-mile panoramic views of the surrounding valley. It is the tallest public bridge-observatory in the world.
The Curse of Jonathan Buck Cemetery
The "tomb" of the town's founder, Colonel Jonathan Buck, features a mysterious stain - the image of a woman's stocking foot or boot. The leg stain on the memorial, according to legend, came about when Colonel Buck burned a witch and her leg rolled out of the bonfire. His heirs tried to clean the stain off of the stone and are said to have replaced the monument twice - but the foot kept coming back!
For more information: Visit Maine - Bucksport
Big Chicken Barn Books and Antiques
Catering to the interests of today's collector of antiques and paper collectables, its 21,600 square feet of floor space holds an ever-changing and diverse selection of intriguing items displayed for unhurried and unhindered browsing. The second floor contains 150,000 books and magazine arranged by category. For more information, visit bigchickenbarn.com.
On the National Register of Historic Sites, this was the first site in the United States where the effects of continental glaciation were recognized. It is named after professor Louis Agassiz of Harvard College who reported this feature in 1864.
Timber Tina's Great Maine Lumberjack Show
Downeast Scenic Railroad
A 90-minute round trip tour which travels the historic Calais Branch between Ellsworth and Washington Junction.
For more information, check out the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bar Harbor and Acadia
Home base of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers scenic ocean views, whale and puffin watching excursions, bus and kayaking tours, unique shopping, fine dining, and museums. Kids love the Mt. Desert Oceanarium, Pirate's Cove Minature Golf, the Wild Acadia Fun Park, and the Acadia Zoo-Kisma Preserve.
For more information, visit:
Town of Bar Harbor
Acadia National Park
Visit Maine - Bar Harbor
Bangor is home to various activities, such as golfing, hiking, fine dining, antiquing, as well as cultural events by the Bangor Ballet and Symphony Orchestra. Stephen King fans will want to catch a glimpse of the author's home featuring a gate with wrought-iron bats.
For more information, visit bangormaine.gov or visitmaine.com.