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Penobscot Bay has some of the loveliest towns in Maine, all of which share a rich maritime heritage. Mt Desert Island, with the town of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, is among the prime tourist destinations in Maine.

Deer Isle Bridge, Penobscot Bay, Maine
Graceful Deer Isle Bridge spans Eggemoggin Reach, uniting Little Deer Isle to the mainland at Brooksville.




Here's a map of Penobscot Bay and Mount Desert Island so you can get your bearings.

Penobscot Bay is a prime region for Maine windjammer (sailing ship) cruises. If you've never been on one of these historic, romantic vessels, consider boarding for a day-sail or multi-night cruise. More...

Here are the fine towns of this stretch of the Maine coast:


Rockland, Maine, home of many windjammers, prospered because of its harbor: with little fresh water flowing into it, it doesn't usually freeze in winter. Today it also has several outstanding art and transportation museums. More...


A small, very pretty coastal town wedged between the salt waters of Penobscot Bay and a range of rocky hills, Camden is famous for poetry, parks and windjammers. More...


Set apart on a peninsula in Penobscot Bay, Castine is a gem: graceful old houses, shady streets, a turbulent military history, and the Maine Maritime Academy. More...

Blue Hill

A town of majestic elm trees, with prim white clapboard homes and churches, Blue Hill attracts visitors because it's most outstanding "attractions" are peace, quiet, summer chamber music, artists, and an easy pace. More...

Deer Isle & Stonington

No tourist crowds here! The bus tours and RVs may head for Bar Harbor, but Deer Isle and Stonington retain their serene beauty and authenticity. This is real Maine! More...


Bar Harbor & Mt Desert Island

Maine's premier travel destination is the Victorian resort town of Bar Harbor, with Acadia National Park—the only national park in the northeast US—on its doorstep, and fast ferries to Nova Scotia, Canada. More...

Acadia National Park

New England's only national park has dramatic landscapes and lots of history. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Boats in Penobscot Bay, Maine

Above, a windjammer moored in Penobscot Bay.

Below, Bass Point Light on Mt Desert Island.




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