Featured image caption: Within the Acadia National Park is Cadillac Mountain, which is the highest mountain on the East Coast. From this mountain is a grand view of coastal islands and distant mountains. Some of the islands are inhabited by small villages. (All photos by George Dissmeyer)
Early Fall is a great time to visit coastal Maine because temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists. The story of coastal Maine is the relationship of its people to the Atlantic Ocean. The main attraction is the Acadia National Park. However, I really enjoyed the small villages and towns along the coast because they are historical. Also, it was very interesting to see the many aspects of the lifestyle linked to the sea: sailing, fishing, lobster trapping, boat building, shipping and lighthouses.
“A visit to coastal Maine offers many of these experiences and more. The region also offers museums, history, and art. I highly recommend this unusual and enjoyable experience.” - George Dissmeyer
This article, by George Dissmeyer, appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of Lakelife