Bucksport, Maine is situated at the mouth of the Penobscot River and the northern border of Penobscot Bay. Here, you can explore a mile-long walkway along the Penobscot River, go walking or running along the Miles Lane Trails, or go boating or fishing on Silver Lake or in the bay.
In July, the Bucksport Bay Festival features food, music, a parade, fireworks and Civil War reenactments. Ascending the 42-story Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory in Prospect-Bucksport provides a stunning 360-degree view of the Maine coast. This is the only bridge observatory in the United States and only one of four bridge observatories in the world.
Bucksport, Maine offers a unique blend of great outdoors to exlpore, and historic monuments and architecture in the towns and villages. This was an important strategic seaside location during the war, and you can visit the forts and remnants while enjoying your vacation in Maine. Lodging in Bucksport ranges from Motor Inns and Motels to cottages, B&Bs and country inns.
When you are staying in Bucksport Maine, you are in close proximity to the beautiful seaside villages of Castine and Blue Hill and not far from Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island – making it prime stopping point on your way Downeast.