Things to Do Downeast

OAC COVID-19 Update

Check out the OAC’s top Outdoor Things to Do in the Downeast and greater Calais area. Local resources are listed below for individuals or families. These are great to discover new scenic outlooks, wildlife sightings, or scouting for new camping sites. Be sure to download these resources as a way to spice up your days with your friends and family.

Coastal Things To Do

Sunset at Robbinston Boat Landing

The OAC can help you plan multi-day expeditions or even a day trip hiking through woods or paddling along the rocky coast. Call to consult on our favorite places to visit given the season and the goal of your outing, whether it be for long-distance recreation or wildlife sighting and photography.  Furthermore, if you need outdoor gear and equipment for camping or for your adventure activity needs, visit our Equipment Rental page. We supply back-country hiking and camping equipment, mountain bikes, sea kayaks, canoes, x-country skis and snowshoes. Also, contact us at or 207.454.1060 to share other outdoor things to do in this area.

Please follow COVID-19 regulations and guidelines for each area you visit as they may differ between organizations.

Things to Do: Biking and Camping

Two bikers ride past a fellow camper at her coastal camp site.

Local Activities

Things to Do Along the Bold Coast Scenic Byway

OAC’s Washington County Adventure Passport Level 1       Level 2       Level 3

Geocaching is like a modern day treasure hunt. Checkout the website and see how many caches you can find in the area.  Geocaching

Downeast Organizations

Click these links to find trail maps and site specific activities to do in each area.

Downeast Coastal Conservancy

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Public Reserved Lands

Nature Conservancy

Bureau of Parks and Lands

St. Croix Island International Historic Site

Downeast Lakes Land Trust