Maine Tourism: Penobscot Bay

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Penobscot Bay

Penobscot Bay is one of the most scenic bodies of water to be found on the eastern seaboard. The Bay originates at the mouth of the Penobscot River near the Rockland-Thomaston area. There is a multitude of islands located in Penobscot Bay, and on some of them are located very popular summer colonies. The Bay is named for the tribe of Native Americans who once called the Bay and the River their home.

Penobscot Bay on the eastern coast of the United States in Maine is the place to truly experience all that composes that which is unique and extraordinary about the region.

There are many islands, at least twelve historic lighthouses and a variety of serene little harbors all filled with lobster boats. Along the shore – both on the mainland and around the islands – you will see ospreys and bald eagles, and puffins. Other wildlife found in the area includes deer, moose and harbor seals.

Ferries travel back and forth between the mainland and the various islands. Each community is filled with comfortable lodging accommodations, fine restaurants and unique galleries. Here you can browse through great museums or take a stroll to do a little shopping.

Towns found in the area include Rockland, Camden, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksvilles, Dear Isle, Castine, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Stonington. Come and experience authentic Maine.