Welcome to Downeast Coast, Maine
Down East the Magazine of Maine
FAQ explains the origin of the term: "When ships sailed from Boston to ports in Maine (which were to the east of Boston), the wind was at their backs, so they were sailing downwind, hence the term 'Down East.' And it follows that when they returned to Boston they were sailing upwind; many local folks still speak of going 'up to Boston,' despite the fact that the city lies approximately 50 miles to the south."
From this point, US Route 1 travels through small towns and communities. This very rural section on Route 1 is still very scenic and provides travelers a peaceful ride through countryside.
Towns in Downeast
Bored? Things To Do in Downeast, Maine
Hungry? Where to Eat in Downeast, Maine
Tired? Where to Sleep in Downeast, Maine
Have Money? Where to Shop in Downeast, Maine
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