Explore the Byway Region
Spectacular side-trips abound – the Byway route is simply the spine of an incredible network of fascinating people to meet and amazing places to explore!
The Bold Coast Scenic Byway accesses essential parts of the state’s maritime heritage
experience, including sites along the Downeast Fisheries Trail
, and a self-guided Lighthouses and Lobster tour providing many opportunities to explore working fishing villages and lighthouses.
Celebrating Lubec's New Sculpture
Just a few of the modern arts and culture accessed from the Byway include the sculptures of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium
, the Maine Wine Trail
, countless galleries and studios, music and theatre at the Eastport Arts Center
, and the Summerkeys
music adventure in Lubec.
- Skiing the Downeast Sunrise Trail
Outdoor recreation opportunities accessed along the Bold Coast Scenic Byway include the Downeast Sunrise Trail
, which provides a multi-modal connection through the entire Downeast and Acadia
region. Opportunities abound for wildlife watching along the Maine Birding Trail, and the many hiking trails featured on the Cobscook Trails Map
- West Grand Lake, Downeast Lakes Water Trail
The Byway route reveals ancient geological stories along the Maine Ice Age Trail
, and provides access to wilderness waterways along both the Maine Island Trail
and the Downeast Lakes Water Trail
- Big Rock Ridge, Cherryfield, a Geological Wonder Along the Maine Ice Age Trail