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Welcome to the new Maine Ice Age Trail Map & Guide: Down East!

The Ice Age had a profound effect on the Maine landscape. This effect is very pronounced in the Down East region, where a vast sheet of glacial ice sculpted Cadillac and surrounding mountains, carved out the Sommes Sound fjord, and left spectacular sand barrens. 

The Ice Age Trail is comprised of the finest and most accessible of these features.  It follows the margins of the last great North American continental ice sheet and coincides with many Down East tourist attractions. 

We invite you to use this interactive trail map and guide to enhance your appreciation of the Maine landscape during your next visit or to take a virtual tour. In either case, we hope the time you spend here will be both informative and enjoyable for you.

For more information, visit the University of Maine's Climate Change Institute.

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