Downeast Maine Kayak Trip

This kayak trip destination is excerpted from “The East Coast’s Best 5 Places to Paddle” in Adventure Kayak magazine. 

Downeast Maine

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t get away from lobsters in Maine. From Bar Harbor north to the New Brunswick border, the region known locally as Downeast Maine has more flavor than a butter-rich lobster. The island of Petite Manan outside of Jonesport is home to the only puffin colony in the Lower 48 and the camping and touring options along the coast are as pristine and primitive as the East Coast has to offer. Walk into just about any restaurant or store and you are bound to catch the twang of the local tongue. They will help you locate the best places along the coast assuming you have a good nautical “chauurt.”

Outfitting: Sea Cliff Kayakers,


This article originally appeared in Adventure Kayak, Early Summer 2009. Download our free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App or Android App or read it here.


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