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Penobscot Bay Travel Guide

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  • Photo: Peter Guttman/
  • Photo: Peter Guttman/

Plan Your Penobscot Bay Vacation

Few could deny that Penobscot Bay is one of Maine's most dramatically beautiful regions. Its more than 1,000 miles of coastline is made up of rocky granite boulders, often undeveloped shores, a sprinkling of colorful towns, and views of the sea and islands that are a photographer's dream.

Penobscot Bay stretches 37 miles from Port Clyde in the south to Stonington, the little fishing

village at the tip of Deer Isle, in the north. The bay begins where the Penobscot River, New England’s second-largest river system, ends, near Stockton Springs, and terminates in the Gulf of Maine, where it is 47 miles wide. It covers an estimated 1,070 square miles and is home to more than 1,800 islands.

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