The Downeast Fisheries Trail has a new website! Check it out for description of of the 45 sites on the Trail, events, activities, fantastic historical images, and much more. Downeast Fisheries Trail also has a Facebook page.
What is the Downeast Fisheries Trail?
The Downeast Fisheries Trail is an educational trail that showcases active and historic fisheries heritage sites, such as fish hatcheries, aquaculture facilities, fishing harbors, clam flats, processing plants and other related public places in an effort to educate residents and visitors about the importance of the region’s maritime heritage and the role of marine resources to the area’s economy. The Trail builds on these local resources to strengthen community life and the experience of visitors.
Coming Spring 2012! We are now building the official trail map and guide, and planning a comprehensive website with exhibits on fisheries heritage in Hancock and Washington counties. Stay tuned for launch events in the coming year.
For more information, view our two-page fact sheet (PDF 267 K).
Regional Meetings about Downeast Fisheries Trail, Spring 2010
To help identify what aspects of our fisheries past and present should be highlighted on the Trail, we held meetings in Machias (hosted by Sunrise County Economic Council), Stonington (hosted by Penobscot East Resource Center), Winter Harbor (at Schoodic Arts for All) and Bar Harbor (hosted by the Bar Harbor Whale Museum). The complete notes and a summary report of the outreach on the project to date are available here:
Summary of Initial Outreach Results (PDF file - 3 pages)
Initial Outreach Results (PDF file - 19 pages)