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table of contents 13 Southern Maine
Kittery & York
Ogunquit & Wells
Kennebunkport & Kennebunk
20 Kennebunkport & Kennebunk
History of the OOB Pier
Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Beach
Southern Maine Beaches
30 Scarborough 33
South Portland & Cape Elizabeth
36 Greater portland
Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport
48 lewiston auburn metropolitan area 48
Auburn & Lewiston
Things to Do in the LA Metro Area
54 Western maine
Sebago Lakes Region
Western Maine Map
57 Naples 58 Bridgton 59 Bethel 61 Farmington 62
Rangeley & Oquossoc
Bath & Brunswick
Harpswell & Bailey Island
Boothbay Harbor Area
Bath, Phippsburg, Georgetown, Woolwich
89 Lincolnville 94
Penobscot Bay Area
table of contents midcoast continued... 70 Wiscasset
Damariscotta & Newcastle
Belfast & Beyond
Bucksport Bay Area
Blue Hill Peninsula
96 bangor & acadia 98 Bangor 99 Ellsworth 101
Acadia National Park & Schoodic Peninsula
Mount Desert Island & Bar Harbor
104 downeast & washington county
110 Kennebec & MooseRiver Valleys 112 maine highlands 114 aroostook county 115 calendar of events & Food Festivals 128 activities, attractions & recreation 126 Retiring to Maine
144 Beer Trail
128 Maine Lighthouses
148 Wine Trail
150 Wellness Travel
133 Great Gardens
152 Whale Watching & Scenic Boat Tours
154 Moose Watching
155 Maine Waterfalls
138 Farmers’ Markets
156 Lobster Rolls
142 Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
158 Scenic Byways
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The welcoming sign when you first enter
There’s no shortage of diverse dining
Maine boldly says, “Welcome to Maine
experiences from gourmet, award winning
– The Way Life Should Be.” And in recent
restaurants to casual takeout food, cozy
years, a sign has been added along with this
coffee shops, lively brew pubs, or locally
one that states, “Open for Business.”
owned specialty cuisine.
These signs really sum up our invitation
Looking to stay a few days in the area?
to visitors from near and far. If you are
You’ll have your choice of modern hotels
vacationing here, Maine offers every kind
and motels, country inns and B&Bs, seaside
of experience you might want, whether
resorts and condos, as well as cottages,
looking for sandy beaches or mountains, for
cabins and lodges adding a distinctive
metropolitan areas or wilderness getaways,
Maine flair to the overnight stays.
or for the historic, the festive,
Recreation abounds in the area with
or the unusual.
fishing, beachcombing, hiking, biking,
And if you are looking to move your
golfing, kayaking, skiing, paddle boarding,
residence or business to Maine, know that
golfing and trail walking. There’s plenty of
the welcome mat is out and we would love
opportunity for sightseeing and touring at
to have you call Maine as your home.
forts, lighthouses, picture perfect villages, historic sites, public gardens, unique
The southern Maine region is the most
businesses, museums, parks, and college
popular area for visitors coming to the state
as it is only an hour’s drive from Boston, the hub of New England. For many others,
And who doesn’t appreciate a bit of
it is only a two to three hour ride to hit our
shopping while visiting the area? You’ll
save a few dollars while shopping in over 120 factory outlets stores and you’ll find
Our southern Maine region is a tourist’s
special souvenirs or gift ideas just about
delight with a mix of rocky coastline and
some of the most inviting sandy beaches in all of the state. The towns and villages along
Enjoy the Southern Maine experience as you
the southern coast are filled with history and
discover “Maine-The Way Life Should Be.”
unique shopping experiences.
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work, crafts and cards have been locally hand made. All those running the shop are
The gateway to Maine, Kittery is the oldest
also its members.
incorporated town in the state and is the halfway mark on Interstate 95 between Boston and Portland. It is home to the 200
year old Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and
“The Yorks” are really a group of villages
many beautiful homes and gardens that are
alive with history and seaside beauty.
remnants of the fishing, shipbuilding, and
There’s York Village, York Harbor, York
other marine-related industries that were
Beach and Cape Neddick, each welcoming
once the center of the town’s economy.
visitors with a small town coastal flair.
Kittery is home to over 120 factory outlets
Seaside exploring can take you near
and boutiques lining both sides of Route
bathhouses at Long Sands Beach and Short
1. Here, you’ll also find the iconic Kittery
Sands Beach. York Harbor Beach is sandy
Trading Post that has provided one stop
and sheltered and the nearby Cliff Walk
shopping for visitors looking for outdoor
takes visitors by grand 19th-century homes
gear since 1938. Kittery also has military
and ocean side views.
forts and museums, a fine park, and historic
Local Favorites: Just a short 9 mile drive
architecture. Accommodations range from
from York you will find Mt. Agamenticus .
inns and motels to farmstead B&Bs.
It sits within a 13,000 acre unfragmented
Hidden Gems: Kittery Historical and Naval
forest. Hiking, biking, bird watching and
Museum houses an abundance of local
picnics are among the recreational activities
history in addition to maritime and military
afforded here. The Center for Wildlife is
contributions. And then go visit Fort Foster,
located at the base of Mt. Agamenticus and
an active fortress during WWII where you
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can enjoy the trail system, lighthouse views
for our wildlife.
and beach area. Or Fort McClary State Park
Most Unusual: Enjoy a self-guided tour
which offers a tour of a Civil War fort. A
of Old Gaol, Maine’s Oldest Prison dating
great area for history buffs to visit..
back to 1720 or take a stroll on York
Most Unusual: Just Us Chickens Gallery
Harbor’s Wiggly Bridge, the world’s smallest
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Ogunquit & Wells
Must See: Perkins Cove was originally a small fishing community and now the
Ogunquit is often considered one of the
cove offers shops, restaurants and scenic
best beaches in Maine and New England.
outlooks. It has been described as an
The 3.5 miles of fine white sand with
“excellent place to walk around, take in the
natural dunes make it a picture perfect
sights, have lunch and shop”.
spot for your Maine visit.
Most Unusual: Built in 1923, Leavitt
You can easily walk around the downtown
Theatre is a movie house playing first run
village of Ogunquit or hop on to one
movies, art films and classics and live
of the trolleys that make stops at the
entertainment, music and events. Beer and
beach and surrounding area. There are
wine are served in the balcony section.
accommodations everywhere in sight with choices of modern inns and motels, luxury resorts, cottages, condos B&Bs
and Victorian Inns. Dining choices run the
The self proclaimed “friendliest town in
gamut from fresh seafood to an array of
Maine,” Wells welcomes visitors with an
ethnic, gourmet or family style fare.
assortment of shopping venues from
Ogunquit began to lure fine artists to the
antique shops to used book stores, as well as an area of shopping malls and factory
area in the late 1880’s, when they found
outlets stores. Stroll the one-mile nature
an artist’s paradise at Perkins Cove. By
trail of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife
the end of the 19th century, Ogunquit had
Refuge to see salt marshes and estuaries
become a well-established artist colony
that support migratory birds, water fowl
that thrives today with art galleries and studios and Ogunquit’s very own Museum
and other wildlife and plants.
of American Art.
Hidden Gem: The Wells National
After dark, Ogunquit comes alive with
Estuarine Research Reserve is a great place for bird watching, photo taking,
dance clubs, bars, lounges and night spots
hiking and cross-country skiing. Enjoy
the unspoiled beauty of woodlands, fields, wetland, beaches and dunes.
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Kennebunkport kennebunkport Begin your journey in Dock Square where you’ll find boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and restaurants. The Kennebunkport Historical Society offers guided walking tours of many historic buildings and elegant homes. And don’t miss what has
become the town’s most popular attraction by visiting Walker’s Point, the summer estate of President George H.W. Bush and family. Park downtown and take a walk along Parson’s Way to get the best views of the estate and possibly a glimpse of this political family.
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and Shrine offers riverside walking paths, woodlands, English-style gardens and outdoor chapels. Federal Jack’s Brew Pub is the birthplace of Maine’s growing craft beer industry. Be sure to try out the onsite tasting room. Most Unusual: The First Families Kennebunkport Museum has guided tours through the 1853 Greek Revival Mansion it’s
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sightseeing boat trips, deep sea fishing, sailing, kayaking, parasailing and stand up paddle boarding. There are plenty of sandy beaches for casual strolling or nearby golf courses with sand traps to challenge your game. Downtown Kennebunk has tree-lined streets with 18th and 19th century homes, many converted into elegant inns and charming B&Bs. Local Favorites: Goose Rocks Beach is a scenic neighborhood beach that includes white sand, dunes and trails.
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Hidden Gems: Blueberry Barrens, a nature preserve, is home to several rare or endangered birds. In late summer, you can pick blueberries for free and anytime of the year there are many peaceful trails for wandering. The Secret Garden, with nearly 40 acres of pristine forest and wetland, offers visitors the experience of deep woods quiet and beauty.
history of oob pier The area around the mouth of the Saco
Old Orchard Beach has been promoted as
and Goosefare rivers was first discovered
a tourist destination since 1631. In 1829
by European civilizations in the year 1603
the first Public House opened, and in 1837
by British explorer Martin Pring, although
tourists paid $1.50 each to stay at a local
pockets of the Abenaki tribe inhabited the
farm. Railroad service between Boston
area before Pring’s discovery of the region.
and Portland opened in 1842 which provided a robust flow of tourists. Today,
The Old Orchard Beach area began
many visitors from the Canadian provinces
appearing in historical records around
can be found vacationing in the area. You’ll
1653. The area was first officially settled in
often hear French being spoken during the
1657 by Thomas Rogers who had arrived
in the Goosefare Brook area in 1636 and who dubbed it “The Garden By The Sea”.
On July 24, 1927, Charles Lindbergh,
The town takes its name from Rogers’
the famous American aviator, made an
abandoned apple orchard. Rogers’ family
unexpected stop at Old Orchard Beach.
left the area and relocated in Kittery,
The field he was due to land in was
Maine after an Indian attack destroyed
fogbound, but he knew he had a much
the Rogers’ homestead. The namesake
larger landing strip on the sands at Old
orchard survived for approximately 150
Orchard. At the time, he was on a cross
years as a beacon of land to sailors in the
country goodwill tour flying his special
aircraft, Spirit of St. Louis.
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history of oob pier The Old Orchard Beach Pier first opened to the public on July 2, 1898, offering entertainment of all types - including concerts, dancing, lectures, and a casino located at the very end of the pier. The 1825 foot structure was built with three pavilions by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company for a cost of $38,000. In November of 1898, the pier and casino were partially damaged by a storm. The Casino was rebuilt in 1899 and in August of 1907, a fire destroyed the entrance. Once again, the pier was rebuilt in 1908 only to have one of the pavilions swept
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the casino was shortened by 1,000 feet from its original length of 1,825 feet. The middle of the century saw the heyday of the Pier Casino Ballroom, which held as many as 5,000 people. The Ballroom was noted for its moving picture shows and live entertainment, featuring acts such as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Guy Lombardo, and Benny Goodman. Over the years, a series of storms ebbed away at the pier causing the casino to be razed in 1970. Then the great blizzard of 1978 destroyed what was left of the pier. The Pier, as we know it today, was reopened in 1980, and houses many fine shops and restaurants. The current Pier stretches 500 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. The wooden walk way is lined with souvenir shops, food vendors, restaurants and a night club at the end of the pier.
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If there is a Coney Island of Maine, it would
In OOB, you’ll find the Dunegrass Golf
be the summertime haven of Old Orchard
Club, 18 holes that meanders over 300+
Beach. It has been a family favorite
acres of wooded, back dunes. At 6,644
vacation spot for all of New England
yards, with a par 72, the course offers a
and especially for Canadian visitors who
challenge for even the most serious player.
converge there year after year.
With four sets of tees on each hole, every
The seven miles of sandy beaches at Old Orchard Beach offer the best of swimming and surfing, walks along the ocean, or simply beach lounging to take in the sun. The centerpiece of the town is the Old Orchard Beach Pier, which currently spans 475 feet out and over the Atlantic Ocean with souvenir and novelty shops, restaurants and pubs. The original pier was built in 1898 as a concert venue, dance hall, and casino extending 1825 feet out over the ocean. Through the years, the pier has been rebuilt from ruin during severe ocean storms. Next to the Pier is Palace Playland where you’ll find amusement rides, games, arcades, coasters, waterslides and food.
level of golfer will find the course playable. If you enjoy all things antique and vintage, plan a stop at Cottage Décor where you’ll find furniture, candles, old post cards and pictures, and everything that inspires that “cottage by the sea” feeling. Local Favorites: Rippin’ Lips Charters are fishing charters conducted on a boat designed for Maine’s rugged coast. Enjoy a day fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish. Pirate’s Cove is an 18 hole miniature golf course which accommodates all skill levels. Hidden Gem: What could be more fun than retro treats, ice cream floats or a raspberry lime rickey? Visit Ocean Park Soda Fountain and enjoy these treats.
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Southern Maine Beaches
Seapoint Beach - Small family beach
Ogunquit Beach - Excellent beach
and backed by a marsh. Great for bird-
separated from mainland by Ogunquit
watching. Small parking area, no facilities.
River. River side has no surf tide – great
Take Route 103, Brave Boat Harbor Road,
for families with small children. Accessible
turn at Seapoint Road.
from center of town. Limited parking for fee, trolley stop. Restrooms and changing
Crescent Beach - Near Seapoint Beach,
facilities. Lifeguard during summer.
also close to marsh. Limited parking, no facilities. Take Route 103, turn at Seapoint Road.
Fort Foster Park - South of Seapoint
Moody Beach - Formerly a public beach, now can be used only for “fishing, fowling
and Crescent Beaches. Take Route 103
or navigating.” Off Ocean Avenue east of
to Fort Foster on Gerrish Island. Several swimming locations plus picnic areas,
pavilion, restrooms and changing facilities.
Wells Beach - Long stretch of sandy
beach separated from mainland by Webhannet River. Adjacent to marshes
that attract birds and waterfowl. Accessible by Mile Road off Route 1.
Long Sands Beach - Popular for swimming, also surfing in certain locations.
Drakes Island Beach - Picturesque
Parking meters by the road. Changing
beach near sand dunes and sea grass.
and restroom facilities. Lifeguards during
Restrooms, parking fee. Accessible from
summer. Off Route 1A, Long Beach Avenue.
Drakes Island Road off Route 1.
Short Sands Beach - Family beach north
Laudholm Beach - Located in Wells
of the Cape Neddick peninsula. Bathhouse,
Reserve and Rachel Carson National
outside shower, basketball courts, a
Wildlife Refuge. Great for nature lovers.
playground, arcade, and bowling alley.
Accessible off Laudholm Road just south
Lifeguards on duty during summer. Close
of the intersection of Routes 9 and 1.
to Sohier Park and the scenic Nubble Lighthouse. Off Route 1A.
Southern Maine Beaches
Fortunes Rocks Beach – Long and sandy beach on Atlantic Ocean. Lifeguards,
Kennebunk Beach - Includes Gooch’s
portable toilets. Parking stickers required,
Beach, Middle Beach, Mother’s Beach and
available at City Hall. Off Route 208.
Parson’s Beach south of Mousam River. Stickers required for parking available at Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce and
Police Department. Accessible from side
Camp Ellis Beach - Small beach at mouth
roads off Route 9.
of Saco River. Popular for fishing. Hourly
Parson’s Beach - Also called Crescent
parking. Off Route 9.
Surf Beach, south of Mousam River.
Ferry Beach State Park - Sheltered from
Adjacent to salt marshes, bird watching.
wind, natural sand dunes. Facilities, picnic
Limited parking, no facilities.
area and nature trails. Off Route 9. Bayview Beach & Kinney Shore - Small
beach in Bayview area. Public parking. Off
Colony Beach - Also knows as Arundel
Beach, short, but picturesque at mouth of
Old Orchard Beach
Kennebunk River. No lifeguard or facilities. Off Ocean Avenue.
Ocean Park Beach – Southern extension
Goose Rocks Beach - Quiet neighborhood
of Old Orchard Beach at Ocean Park area.
beach, great for families, long walks.
Family beach, Off Route 9.
Parking sticker required, available at Town
Old Orchard Beach - Long sandy beach
Hall and Police Station. No lifeguard or
with low surf, popular for swimming,
facilities. Off King’s Highway from Route 9.
sunbathing, beach games. Near summer attractions and facilities. Lifeguard.
Accessible from East and West Grand
Biddeford Pool Beach – Rocky section
Avenue, Route 9.
with long stretches of sandy beach. Great
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bird watching. No facilities. Off Route 208.
Youâ€™ll find beaches, oceanfront villages
Local Favorites: The Scarborough
and a busy commercial area along Route
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1 in Scarborough. With its convenient
acres of tidal flats ready to explore with
location near the Portland International
weekly guided bird walks, and reat trails
Jetport, the Portland Amtrak Station,
for hiking, biking, and self-guided birding.
area bus terminals, and the Maine
There are canoe and kayak rentals,
Turnpike, Scarborough is an ideal
moonlight paddles as well as nature
destination for locals and visitors alike.
programs, excursions and workshops for all ages.
Scarborough Beach Park, Ferry Beach, Western Beach and Higgins Beach
Hidden Gems: Pleasant Hill Disc Golf is
offer great swimming and water sports
located on a previous farm, so it affords
locations. Nearby Pine Point has a
wide-open fairways but gives way to
fine-sand beach and protected boating
more technical holes by incorporating
trees and ponds. This is wholesome fun for the whole family including your dog!
Shopping is easily accessed at the nearby
Pleasant Hill Disc Golf is located on a
Maine Mall or at various retail locations
previous farm, so it affords wide-open
along the Route 1 corridor. There are
fairways but gives way to more technical
ample restaurants to choose from
holes by incorporating trees and ponds.
ranging from locally owned fare to well
This is wholesome fun for the whole
known food chains. Accommodations
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the state and was first constructed and
can be found in these two greater Portland
lit in 1791 when Maine was still part of
towns. From the campus of Southern Maine
Massachusetts. Here, families can picnic,
Community College, you can access the
swim at the beach, stroll along the walkways,
1000 foot granite breakwater that takes you
fly a kite, or just lay back and relax taking in
to the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and
the beauty that this iconic lighthouse offers.
the three mile Shoreline Walkway that leads
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to Willard Beach.
Light Park, home to Portland Breakwater
The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, often
Lighthouse and the Liberty Ship Memorial
called simply Bug Light Park, is among the
offers amazing views of Portland Harbor
smallest of Maine lighthouses but it makes
and skyline. This is a great place for picnics,
up for any shortcomings with free parking,
boating, kite flying and fishing. Check
a charming park from which to view the
their webside for a list of seasonal events
lighthouse and great ocean views. Just a
including a Kite Festival and Movie Nights.
short drive from the “Bug,” you’ll find Cape
Cape Elizabeth Local Favorites: Fort
Elizabeth, home to Fort Williams Park, a
Williams Park is a favorite destination for
90 acre refuge and the home of the most
picnics, dog walking, bicycling, hiking and
photographed spot in Maine, the Portland
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in the US for most restaurants per capita.
largest city, by way of I-95, I-295, U.S. Route
Award-winning chefs direct kitchens that
1, or Route 302 from the west. It is also the
turn out meals to rival any you’ll find in larger
hub for air travel at Portland International
urban centers. The food industry thrives for
Jetport, a major station stop for the Amtrak
excellence with diverse food offerings and
Downeaster train, and a center for bus
a commitment to organic and locally grown
service to all parts of New England and
The city’s major artery, Congress Street, will
Fine views of Portland and surrounding
bring you through a thriving arts community
areas can be had from the restored 1807
featuring museums, historic sites,
Portland Observatory maritime signal tower
symphonies and theater, with a year-round
at the top of Munjoy Hill on Congress Street.
schedule of events that include many fairs
As Maine’s major port for shipping goods
and festivals in the glorious summertime
worldwide, Portland has a vital waterfront
weather that defines a visit to Maine. You’ll
with commercial fishing enterprises,
find that walking around Portland is leisurely
sightseeing boat tours, and seaside
as you wind your way from the downtown
restaurants specializing in seafood delights.
area to the vibrant waterfront.
Don’t be surprised if you see massive cruise
Portland’s Old Port, with its cobblestone
ships docked in the harbor. Recent years
streets, draws visitors to its array of
have seen an increase in the number of
shopping boutiques and specialty stores as
cruise lines docking at Portland Harbor.
well as galleries and antique stores. Visitors
Eating well is easy in Portland. Bon Appétit
to the Old Port and surrounding areas can
magazine named Portland “America’s
experience fine dining, international cuisine,
foodiest small town,” and the New York
specialty coffee shops, brew pubs, pizzerias,
Times calls it “one of the best places to eat
and, of course, fresh daily seafood.
in the Northeast.” It is among the top towns
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Portland is one of the most popular
theaters. You’ll find that walking around
destinations in all of Maine. There’s fine
Portland is leisurely that guides you from
dining, outstanding art, New England
the downtown area to the lure of the
architecture, live theater, lush parks, great
shopping experiences, professional sports
For the history buff, Portland is bursting
teams, and a working waterfront. Yes,
with places of interest and tours of
Portland has it all.
such landmarks as Henry Wadsworth
Eating well is easy in Portland. Bon Appétit
Longfellow’s childhood home, the Maine
named Portland “America’s foodiest small
Historical Society, and the Portland
town,” and the New York Times calls it “one
Observatory Museum, built like a coastal
of the best places to eat in the Northeast.”
lighthouse on Munjoy Hill that offers
It is among the top towns in the US for
views of Casco Bay, Back Cove and Mt.
most restaurants per capita. Award-
winning chefs direct kitchens that turn
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out meals to rival any you’ll find in larger
Ferry and visit one of the islands in Casco
urban centers. The food industry thrives
Bay, for an additional fee you can take your
for excellence with diverse food offerings
bike to explore the island on. Specialty
and a commitment to organic and locally
cruises are available such as the Mailboat
Run, Sunset Run or Music Cruise.
You can eat casually, perhaps enjoying
Most Unusual: If you prefer to stay on dry
a lobster roll while seated on a dockside
land, Maine Food Tours offers engaging
bench, or elegantly, at one of the city’s
tour guides to take you to several Old
five-star restaurants offering a tasting
Port venues to sample made in Maine,
menu of Maine grown delights such
Maine-inspired and fancy foods. You will
as rabbit, venison, scallops or other
learn from those who craft these delightful
assortment of fish.
foods and about the local history from the
The city’s major artery, Congress
guides. The price per tour includes all food
Street, will bring you to museums, art
and beverage tastings and your tour guide.
galleries, antique shops, studios and
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Stroll along cobblestone streets with gas
activity you find here includes fish markets,
light fixtures, past classic Victorian style
ferry services, fashionable condos,
brick buildings, and you’ll think you’ve
rustic eateries and docks where whale
returned to an enchanted by-gone era.
watching and cruise boats take you out for
Today this classic architectural motif and
stylish old-world surroundings provide the
Each summer the Old Port Festival attracts
Old Port with its signature character and
thousands of visitors for a lively parade,
makes it one of Portland most popular
entertainment, food and great family fun.
Must See: You can consider a ride on a
The Old Port spans about six blocks of
Duck Boat (that travels on land and water),
undeniable charm and vitality. You’ll find an
shove off on a sightseeing cruise into the
eclectic selection of shops and specialty
harbor, or take in one of the Maine Foodie
retailers just waiting to be explored. It’s a
Tours, a walking adventure that gives you
place that invites you to look for one-of-
an insider’s view of the culinary wonders
kind art pieces, stylish outfits, hard to find
that abound in Portland.
culinary items and gifts made in Maine.
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Your dining experiences in the Old Port
Railroad Company and Museum gives
range from traditional lobster dinners, to
visitors a look at the memorabilia and
exotic delicacies presented with flair and
history of a railroad system that once
style, to a chilidog from a street side vendor.
traveled throughout the state of Maine.
Adding to the zest of the Old Port is the
Learn about the railroad and take a ride on
city’s working waterfront harbor centered
on Commercial Street. The tapestry of
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falmouth, yarmouth & freeport These three towns are only a short drive
Adding to your shopping experience are
north from Portland offering visitors
open-air concerts series, talks with tips on
views of the coast and varied shopping
outdoor activities, art festivals and street
Falmouth is one of Maine’s more affluent
A short distance from the thriving
coastal communities featuring a local
downtown you can and the amazing Desert
harbor and town landing, indoor and
of Maine with natural 70-food sand dunes;
outdoor ice skating facilities, shopping,
Winslow Memorial Park with a beach, boat
parks and recreational facilities, and three
landing, playground and campsites; the
Audubon Society’s Mast Landing Sanctuary with day camp and trails through woods
In Falmouth, be sure to stop by the Gilsland
and fields and Wolfe’s Neck State Park
Farm Audubon Center, a paradise for bird
offering 233 acres to explore.
watchers and nature lovers. In Falmouth, visit Forget Me Nots, a unique consignment
While you’re here make time to visit South
boutique for women with quality, nearly new
Freeport (or as the locals like to say: So.Free.
and never-worn apparel at bargain prices.
Me) ad one of Maine’s best family-owned seafood restaurants, Harraseeket Lunch
Yarmouth is a rustic New England village
and Lobster Company, where they
with marinas, boatyards, and coves where
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visitors can watch for harbor seals and seabirds. If you’re looking to feast on clams, head to Yarmouth in July for the weekend-
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a kayak rental company, and Winslow
outdoor sports. Low cost (sometimes
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Local Favorites: After your shopping
boarding, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross
excursion in Freeport’s Outlet and anchor
country skiing, hiking and biking.
store L.L. Bean, there are parks to be visited. Wolf’s Neck Woods State Park offers
Most Unusual: In Yarmouth, you can visit
marshes, fields and forests to explore and
Eartha, the world’s largest rotating globe.
Winslow Park offers a playground and
This kid-friendly free attraction can be found
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L/A Metro Area auburn
Hidden Gem: Orphan Annie’s is a quaint shop offering antiques, curios and
As a Twin City with nearby Lewiston,
collectibles. Everything is organized
Auburn shines adding to the second
beautifully with lots of jewelry, glassware,
largest metropolitan area in Maine. In
china, figurines, clothes and lamps --
Auburn, you’ll find a thriving arts scene
and all sorted so that you can really see
with Community Little Theater, one of
what’s before you. Visitors say that the
the nation’s oldest community theater
lamps, alone, are worth a trip.
troupes that offers a year-round schedule of mainstage performances. Festival Plaza,
Local Favorite: You can take a quick hiking
at the heart of the downtown area, hosts
excursion on Mount Apatite, an extensive
the Auburn Community Concert Band for a
network of forested trails that link abandoned
summer season of outdoor concerts as well
quarries, gleaming slag piles, steep ledges, and
as an area of Concerts in the Park.
giant boulders. While only 900’ in elevation, this is a favorite spot for gem collectors in search of
For the advanced golfer, you can hit the
tourmaline, quartz and apatite.
links at Fox Ridge Golf Club and Martindale Country Club. And for a family friendly golfing experience, go to Taber’s Golf
that has a driving range and an 18-hole
In recent decades, Lewiston has had a
miniature golf course located next to a
cultural and downtown area revitalization
family favorite restaurant and ice cream
bringing with it new pockets of vibrant activity
shop. Auburn’s Center Street is a pathway
to Maine’s second largest metropolitan
to many shopping experiences from chain
area. The Gendron Franco Center, formerly a
stores and restaurants, to an urban mall
Catholic church, now stands as a world class
and smaller retailers. Visitors will find many
performing arts venue hosting year-round
casual dining experiences as well as pubs,
presentations of music, dance, concerts and
bistros and sandwich shops.
performing arts in a 428-seat auditorium and
Lost Valley is a popular skiing spot where
a multipurpose function hall.
World Cup racer and Olympian, Julie
Museum L-A showcases the rich
Parisien, started her career. On top of skiing
manufacturing history of the area that
Lost Valley has added Maine Family Snow
brought determined immigrants, primarily
Tube Park and Lost Valley Brewing Co. If
from Canada, to the area to build lives
ice skating is your preference, you’ll find the
working in the local shoe factories and
Norway Savings Bank Arena, Maine’s only
woolen mills. You’ll still find historic tributes
dual surface ice arena.
to the Franco American culture that has
Auburn is home to the Auburn-Lewiston
dominated the city for decades. The main gallery features rotating temporary exhibits
Airport sprawled on 547 acres. The
that change throughout the year and explore
airport caters to the varied needs
themes related to the worker culture and the
of corporate, charter, cargo and
lives of the people living in Lewiston-Auburn
recreational aviation activities.
and throughout Maine.
L/A Metro Area The downtown dining experience offers
visitors to walk, run or bike in a fundraiser to
a diverse selection ranging from Italian
support free cancer care to area residents.
specialties at Davinci’s Eatery to Cowbell Grill
Local Favorites: Enjoy a “red snapper”
& Tap featuring 25 specialty burgers. For a
hot dog at Simones’ Hot Dog Stand in the
special dining experience visit Fish Bones
downtown area. Ranked as one of the top
American Grill, if you’re looking for a sweet
21 hot dog joints in America. The Basilica of
treat, be sure to stop by E. Claire and Pastries.
Saints Peter and Paul is an iconic structure
The mighty Androscoggin River that extends
dominating the Lewiston skyline. It’s the
for 178 miles from NH through Maine and
second largest church in New England and
to the ocean runs through Lewiston and the
the only New England Basilica outside of
neighboring city of Auburn. There are plenty
of locations to launch kayaks or canoes or to
Hidden Gems: Lewiston is home to Bates
simply enjoy the riverbank walking trails that
College, one of the nation’s finest liberal
dot the area.
arts schools. The Public Theatre is the
Lewiston is the birthplace of TV star, Patrick
area’s premiere professional theatre troupe.
Dempsey (Known as Dr. McDreamy on
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things to do in lewiston & auburn The Moxie Festival (July 12-14, 2019)
the Androscoggin River and the rocky
in Lisbon, Maine comes around every July
Great Falls. Admission to the festival is
as a celebration of the quintessential soda
free, though some activities may require
concoction called Moxie. Moxie bills itself
a fee. Balloon launches are scheduled
as “Distinctively Different,” and most people
for 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Friday–Sunday,
could not agree more. The oddly bittersweet
weather permitting. Sit back and watch
soda was first invented in Maine as a
the launch spectacle or call, in advance,
medical tincture with a secret ingredient,
to arrange your own special flight. www.
gentian root, that gives the soda the most
unique of flavors. While Moxie lovers and Moxie haters square off on their pleasure or
In the fall, the area hosts the Dempsey
disapproval of the soda, everyone agrees
Challenge, (September 28-29, 2019) the
that the three day festival filled with block
state’s largest walk, run or bicycle fundraiser
parties, entertainment, road races, car
that draws nearly 4000 participants raising
shows and the Moxie recipe contest provide
$1.2 million in support of the Patrick
a great excuse for midsummer fun. www.
Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.
The Hollywood star namesake started the center to offer free cancer care services for
The Great Falls Balloon Festival (August
patients and families battling the disease.
16-18, 2019) holds court every August
The event has become a two day family
with one of New England’s premiere hot
friendly extravaganza dedicated to health
air balloon experiences. From Simard-
and wellness, with food, entertainment,
Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, visitors
activities, and fun, all hosted by the well
can enjoy the sight of dozens of hot air
known star from the TV show, “Grey’s
balloons as they take to the skies over
L/A Metro Area
The Oxford Casino, southern Maine’s only casino, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week offering guests the excitement of playing slot machines and table games in a comfortable rural setting only a short drive from LA Metro. With an onsite hotel, restaurants and bar facilities, a visit to the Oxford Casino will become a memorable event to share with family and friends. You must be 21 years of age to enter the casino, or its venues. www.oxfordcasino.com Since 1991, The Public Theatre has produced top notch professional productions in a former movie house where Stephen King, Maine’s most successful writer, often attended sci-fi thrillers there as a child, perhaps inspiring his future career. Each season The Public Theatre produces six to eight productions, playing to an audience of over 17,000 people. Each year thousands of students from scores of area schools attend special Student Matinee Performances. One of only five equity theaters in the state. www. thepublictheatre.org
Poland Spring will be celebrating
collected from all over Maine;
its 225th year in operation this year.
representing the state at the Columbian
The Resort remains to be a perfect
Exposition at the 1893 Chicago Worldâ€™s
destination for a relaxing vacation with
Fair. It was purchased by the Rickerâ€™s
gorgeous views of the White Mountains
after the Fair; then returned to the State
with 3 inns, 11 cottages, 3 restaurants,
arriving by train and ox-cart, and was re-
swimming pool, grass tennis courts, 2
assembled at Poland Spring.
museums, 10K of groomed hiking trails,
Hiram Ricker discovered the healing powers
shuffleboard, bocce, driving range,
of the spring water and in 1845, he began
disc golf, mini golf, horseshoes, fitness
bottling water. In the early 1900â€™s, a state-
room, mini movie theater, games rooms,
of-the-art Bottling Facility and Springhouse
boating and more for the guests to enjoy.
were constructed using Spanish
The Maine Inn hosts an all you can eat
architecture. Glass pipes and Sterling Silver,
buffet for breakfast and supper. You can
shipped from Italy, carried the water from
also enjoy nightly entertainment with live
the spring directly to the bottling room.
bands and Mystery Theater. The Oxford
Today these buildings reflect a continued
Casino is only minutes from the resort; a
dedication to the growth of Poland
free shuttle is available.
Spring Brand Natural Spring Water. After
The pride and joy of the property is the
a three-year restoration project that
Poland Spring Golf Course, opened in
began in 1998, the Bottling facility and
1896, and is the first golf course to be
Springhouse were faithfully restored and
built at a resort in America. Redesigned
transformed into an informative museum
by Donald Ross in 1915, it is on the
open to the public.
National Register of Historic Places.
Visit Poland Spring for a day or stay overnight, there is plenty to do and enjoy.
On the grounds, there are also 2 museums not to be missed. The Maine
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State Building, built from the finest
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Maine granite, slate and hardwood
western Geographically, this region of Maine borders
Shawnee Peak. Check out each location for
New Hampshire to the west, and Canadaâ€™s
a variety of recreational adventures that can
Province of Quebec on the north. Vast in size
include hiking, mountain biking, zip lines, disk
(larger than New Hampshire and Vermont
golf, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, all
combined), it has literally dozens of lakes,
terrain vehicle trails and more.
rivers and ponds that provide opportunities
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail that
for water sports such as boating, swimming,
begins in Springer Mountain, Georgia and
canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing and
ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine passes
whitewater rafting. If fishing is your passion,
through this region. The areaâ€™s Mahoosuc
you can find some of the best trout and
Notch is often considered by hikers to be the
salmon fishing in the country in Western
most difficult mile of the entire 2168 mile
Maine. In addition to Sebago, popular lakes
in the region include Rangeley, Flagstaff and,
Nestled among the lakes and mountains
the fun to pronounce, Mooselookmeguntic
are towns and villages with unique
Lake. The area is also home to some of the
dining options, an array of lodging and
best hunting in all of New England.
accommodations, and downtowns that
Here, you will find some of the most
have a unique New England charm catering
picturesque mountains in the state with such
to locals and visitors alike. Youâ€™ll find fairs
names as Sugarloaf, Bigelow, Saddleback,
and festivals dotting the western Maine
Sunday River, Pleasant Mountain and
With over 60 lakes and ponds in 20 towns
north for 11 miles. With the Songo Lock
that dot the area, the Sebago Lakes
connecting these two lakes, it gives
Region is where visitors can enjoy an
access to over 40 miles for boating.
abundance of natural resources -- the
The “Causeway” in Naples has a robust
unspoiled beauty of lakes and streams,
atmosphere with shops, restaurants,
the peace and tranquility of forests and
many water sport rentals, mini-golf,
mountaintops, and the charm of historic
galleries and a great view of the lake.
villages and one-of-a-kind landmarks.
Local Favorites: The Songo River Queen
The area is anchored by Sebago Lake,
is a replica of a Mississippi paddle boat
Maine’s second largest waterway at 54
that travels the shores of Long Lake in
square miles, located less than an hour’s
daytime and evening excursions.
drive from Portland. Part of this gigantic
Most Unusual: The UFO (Umbrella
lake is Sebago Lake State Park, sprawled
Factory Outlet) in Naples is a one of
on 1400 acres, that is a prime destination
a kind supermarket, ice cream shop
for hiking, camping, swimming, boating
and liquor store in one, with umbrellas
and casual summer time fun.
hanging from the ceiling. You’ll find a
On the northwest shore of Sebago
selection of 1800 wines, 1700 different
Lake, you’ll find the town of Naples that
Maine spirits, and 700 craft beer choices.
connects to Long Lake which stretches
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Naples offers plenty of great eating
that Naples is a jewel of a community ideally
establishments, shops, a handsomely
nestled in the heart of the Western Maine
stocked public library, festivals and one of
Lakes Region. Picturesque Naples has
the best Fourth of July fireworks shows
abundant land and water activities to offer
in the region vibrantly displayed over Long
and is the must-see area for sightseeing and
Lake and comfortably viewed from your
creating memories that will last a lifetime.
boat or our Causeway.
Generations of folks keep coming back
Enjoy a lake cruise, fly above in a seaplane
year after year and you will understand
or just sit on a bench by the lakes to enjoy
why after spending any amount of time
your lunch. Come check us out, stay the day,
here. Come discover the many options for
stay a while. Youâ€™re going to love it here, just
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Bridgton is surrounded by lakes and
there are signs of beaver, deer, mink,
rolling hills and is a haven for outdoor
woodpeckers, and spotted salamanders.
recreation. Long Lake, Highland Lake
Most Unusual: The Rufus Porter
and Moose Pond are well known stops
Museum celebrates the life and times or
for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing
a remarkably creative Americal genius
and other water sports. You’ll find plenty
who worked throughout Maine, New
of public beaches and public access to
England, and beyond. Rufus Porter (1792-
these Maine treasures.
1884) was a painter well-known for his
If hiking is your interest, take a jaunt to
landscape murals and miniature portraits
the top of Pleasant Mountain where you’ll
but he was so much more than a painter.
get a choice view of the natural beauty of
He was an inventor, writer and teacher as
the surrounding area. You’ll enjoy a stroll
well. There is a gift shop on site.
downtown where you’ll find gift shops,
Local Favorites: Art lovers will want to
antique and craft stores, restaurants and
stop at Gallery302 featuring the works of
more than 50 artists. Bridgton is home
Walk through Pondicherry Park, a 66
to 1 of the 7 drive-in theaters still in
acre nature preserve in the center
operation in Maine. Bridgton Twin Drive-In
of town. The wood chipped pathway
has two screens with first run movies and
leads you deep into the park where
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bethel Situated in the Androscoggin River valley
Local Favorites: Grafton Notch States
surrounded by some of the highest
Parks offer wonderful opportunities
mountains in Maine, Bethel was first
to commune with nature. Nearby and
settled in 1768. Now a quiet resort town,
convenient access will bring you to
it is full of quaint shops and tranquil
areas around the Appalachian Trail for
streets where visitors can enjoy a casual
hikes and bird watching. Zipline Tours at
stroll to experience its New England village
Sunday River feature a series of six lines
ranging from 100 to 300 feet in lenth with a final “zip” down the resort’s 750-
Year round recreation abounds with the
foot Twin Zip. Its wooded location takes
likes of hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking,
you through the trees and over a ravine
and golf in the spring and summer. Winter
and stream bed, at speeds of up to 25
comes alive with some of the best alpine
miles per hour.
skiing in the east at Sunday River Ski Resort, only a short drive from Bethel. Of
Most Unusual: There are three wooden
course, there is plenty of Nordic skiing and
Covered Bridges in the Bethel area. The
snowshoeing with lots of stops for après
Sunday River Bridge is the oldest, built
ski merriment. The fall foliage in the area is
in 1872 and spans 87 feet. The Bethel
among the best in Maine.
Recreational Pathway Bridge was built in 2001 and spans 50 feet and the Big
The Bethel area offers many choices for
Adventure Bridge was built in 1999 and
accommodations and eateries. You’ll find
also spans 50 feet.
many B&B Inns that offer an intimate, home like setting and there are plenty of choices from among the locally run restaurants, lounges and pubs. The Sunday River complex offers hotels and lodges with accommodations such as health and fitness centers, saunas, swimming pools and spa services. Camps, cottages, vacation rentals and campgrounds round out the available places to stay.
Bethel The perfect and affordable four-season destination
Just 90 minutes from Portland
Maine’s most beautiful mountain village
Farmington offers a quaint downtown
A focal point for recreation in
with a wide choice of restaurants, gift
Farmington is the Whistle Stop Rail-
shops, bookstores and a vibrant local
Trail, a former railroad route, developed
Historical Society. Nearby is the 85-acre
for shared usage by snowmobiles, all
Historic District housing with more
terrain vehicles, hikers, and mountain
than 100 Federal and Colonial Revival
bikers. The terrain is flat as it spans
buildings that illustrate the growth of the
for 14 miles through small community
community from the 1800s through the
centers, residential areas and wilderness
The University of Maine at Farmington
Local Favorites: Meetinghouse Park
(UMF) occupies much of the downtown
has an historic Gazebo and veteran
area and has been ranked by U.S. News
monuments and a veteran honor roll.
& World Report as one of America’s Best
It is a place to enjoy periodic evening
Colleges 18 times since 1998.
entertainment or to let the kids and dogs run free. The Farmington Fair has been
The Arts Institute of Western Maine and
around since 1840 with its barnyard
The Emery Community Arts Center, on
animals and exhibition showcases
the UMF campus, offer a year round
honoring the traditions of Maine’s
schedule of arts and entertainment
agricultural history. It runs for seven
days during the third week of September.
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rangley-oquossoc This resort area consists of 99 percent
Expect the foliage season to peak from late
forest and water which provides ideal
September to mid-October in this region.
vacations for all four seasons of the year.
Thousands of acres of woodland provide
With more than 110 clear lakes, ponds,
you will rolling hills filled with breathtaking
and streams and thousands of acres of
colors and beauty.
untamed timberland filled with wildlife and
Winter brings lots of snowmobiling with
plant life, you’ll always find an adventure
more than 150 miles of groomed trails.
waiting in this special part of Maine.
These trails are part of the Interstate Trail
With the arrival of spring comes the start
System that connects Maine with New
of open water fishing and the pursuit
Hampshire and Canada.
of land locked salmon, trout, bass, and
Local Favorites: Mingo Springs Golf Course
perch. For bird watching, don’t miss the
offers spectacular views on an 18-hole
Audubon Society’s 100 acre bird sanctuary
golf course that is enjoyable for a beginner
on Hunter Cover.
or seasoned pro. Specialty and gift shops
A trip to Rangeley-Oquossoc needs
line the small town where unique gifts or
to include a visit to Height of Land,
souvenirs can be found. Rangeley Town
Mooselookmaguntic Lake, and Small Falls.
Park has something for everyone. You can launch your boat, swim, have a picnic, enjoy
Height of Land is part of the Rangeley
a playground, play tennis or basketball, and
Lakes National Scenic Byway along Route
there is a public bath house.
17. While there are many places to see the spectacular scenery, this one is among the
Hidden Gems: The Rangeley Outdoor
best with a bigger parking area than just a
Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc,
pull off along the road and a few signs with
is a small museum, rich in history, with
information that are nice.
biographical info on colorful characters of the region and wonderful displays
Mooselookmaguntic is a massive lake
and exhibits about the area. The Maine
that dominates the region. There is more
Forestry Museum pays homage to western
than enough room for boating, canoeing,
Maine’s rich timber heritage. Learn about
kayaking and swimming excursions. Enjoy
the logging industry and its impact on
one of the most scene lakes in Maine.
shingle mills and paper manufacturing in
Small Falls is a beautiful place to explore,
Maine. The Rangeley Lake State Park is a
have a picnic, or take a swim on the natural
great base camp for visiting the area. The
slides created by the falls themselves. It is
camp sites are large with plenty of room
also perfect for a photographer that loves
for a truck and trailer. There are lots of
a beautiful natural setting. (Angel Falls is
trails for hiking, easy boat/beach access,
another spectacular spot to visit but a bit
and a good sense of privacy. Don’t miss
harder to find and more challenging to get
the Rangeley Region Lake Cruises and
there than Small Falls.)
Kayaking. On one day, you will be cruising an area lake on a former mail delivery
boat that seats about a dozen people. On another day, the same folks can guide you on a kayaking venture on Cupsuptic River. Most Unusual: The Wilhelm Reich Museum is the 100-acre home of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, a fascinating but controversial psychoanalyst and scientist. A visit here is a look back in time at the scientist’s labs, inventions and life. His office and work space have largely been left untouched so visitors can see the actual conditions. The knowledgeable museum docents offer informative tours and the video on Dr. Reich’s life shouldn’t be missed. Guaranteed to be among the most unusual museums you’ll ever visit. Fields, forests and nature trails on property are there to be explored.
To the Maine visitor who prefers boating
Museum is especially inviting—and of
to beach bumming, there is no better
course plenty of lovely shops, restaurants
region to explore than the Midcoast. The
and wineries to investigate. And although
shoreline along this area—stretching
early settlers to the Midcoast area
south to north from Brunswick and
focused primarily on building Maine’s
Harpswell to Belfast and Bucksport—is
fishing and boatbuilding industries,
dramatic, and reflective of Maine’s
they also built dozens of majestic sea
rich maritime history. Unlike the sandy
captains’ mansions, many of which are
seashores of Southern Maine, this region
open for tours.
features a rougher, rockier coastline more
Bowdoin College is another destination
in keeping with Hollywood’s picture of the
that draws visitors, many of whom enjoy
Pine Tree State.
strolling through its beautiful tree-line
Comprised of thousands of peninsulas,
campus on the edge of Brunswick.
inlets, coves, harbors and islands,
The school’s Museum of Art is world-
Midcoast is a magnet for shipping, sailing
renowned, and located just a short walk
and boat building. Bath Iron Works is
from the town’s downtown where you can
located here, as are hundreds of seafaring
browse through craft shops, restaurants
residents who make their livings from
and galleries serving some of Maine’s
the ocean. Excursion boats, from
best artists and crafters. You also can
windjammers to working lobster boats,
enjoy a concert on the town’s grassy
offer passengers close encounters with
parkway (complete with gazebo) that
whales, seals, seabirds and lighthouses.
becomes a concert hall on Wednesday evenings during the summer.
If your interests lean more toward dry land, there are plenty of other reasons
Summer brings strawberry, blueberry and
to visit the Midcoast. Here you will find
lobster festivals for all to enjoy.
quaint fishing villages to explore, historic sites, museums—the Maine Maritime
brunswick Rich in tradition, history, and natural
Brunswick’s distinctive broad Maine Street
beauty, Brunswick is a community of
combines village flavor and city flair.
talented, innovative and involved citizens.
Dotted with specialty shops, open spaces,
Brunswick’s residents are fortunate to
and restaurants to satisfy every mood and
have access to beautiful recreational
palate, Brunswick’s pedestrian-friendly
areas, high quality educational and
downtown attracts shoppers, sightseers,
medical resources, and growing
and foodies alike.
Brunswick is a college town offering rich
Bordered by the Androscoggin River
and diverse arts and cultural resources,
and Atlantic Ocean with its 67 miles
anchored by Bowdoin College’s noted
of coastline, Brunswick is a coastal
museums, theater, and concert hall.
community, offering residents and visitors
Established in 1794, Bowdoin was the
an array of recreational opportunities.
first college in the state of Maine, and it remains an important influence in
The town, designated as a Main Street
Brunswick’s continued development. It has
Community in 2012, offers a balanced
one of the most scenic college campuses
mix of retail, professional and arts-related
in all of New England and is a great
businesses, along with light to medium
location for a casual stroll or impromptu
industry and traditional farming, foresting,
and commercial fishing. Downtown
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brunswick The Brunswick Station, part of the Amtrak
canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, navigation
Downeaster train, with an adjacent
or nature observation in Brunswick and the
Visitors’ Center is the perfect hub for
excursions around the downtown area.
Most Unusual: The Skolfield-Whittier
You’ll find specialty gift shops, restaurants,
House is a time-capsule museum located
and plenty of green spaces to relax or
in a 17-room sea captain’s house. Closed
enjoy outdoor concerts, festivals, and fairs.
and unheated for sixty years, the house
Local Favorites: Maine Street offers a
remains almost exactly as it was in 1925
pretty town square, restaurants, cafes,
when it was last occupied full-time. A
boutiques and galleries. The close proximity
real step back in time. Tucked into an
to Bowdoin College with its Museum of Art
older building on the Bowdoin campus, it
and Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum make
seems likely that many tourists in Maine
the area convenient for spending the entire
never come across the Perry-MacMillan
day. While you are on Maine Street stop by
Arctic Museum. You’ll find artifacts from
Gelato Fiasco for gelato inspired by Italy but
several expeditions to the arctic, along
perfected in Maine.
with explanations of the area’s customs and history, and a terrific overview of early
Hidden Gem: Alice’s Awesome Adventures
efforts to explore the top of the globe.
offers personalized guided ecotours or custom private instruction in sea kayaking,
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Harpswell & Bailey Island The glaciers of the Ice Age formed nearby
House has been feeding guests with the
Harpswell with one of the most distinct
best of seafood and award winning pastry
geographic landscapes in Maine. On the
west is a single peninsula, Harpswell
Hidden Gem: The Maine Lobster
Neck, a thin finger of granite, pine and
Harvesting Tour is an opportunity to go
rolling meadows. To the east, Harpswell
out on a lobster boat to see exactly how
consists of three islands - Great, Orr’s and
these creatures are brought from the
Bailey, each joined by bridges. With its
ocean to the dinner table. You can do
216 miles of coastline, you’ll find a scenic
seal watching at the same time.
ride through coves, inlets and woodlands
Ten Clams is a quaint shop on Orr’s
Island in Harpswell. They have a
For dramatic coastal scenery, take a walk
beautiful assortment of vintage and
on the Giant’s Stairs. The rock formations
cottage type items.
here are a geologist’s dream, but even a
Most Unusual: Connecting Orr’s Island to
layman can appreciate the gigantic forces
Bailey Island is the Cribstone Bridge, with
that shaped this coastline going back 500
its remarkable engineering design of rock
million years. The Land’s End Gift Shop
and concrete designed to withstand the toll
has been a popular shopping spot here
taken by ocean waters and tides flowing
since 1959 with a wide selection of gifts
freely through it. It is the only remaining
and souvenirs. Cook’s Lobster and Ale
granite cribstone bridge in the world.
Bath, Phippsburg, Georgetown, Woolwich Bath is located on a beautiful broad stretch
the Kennebec and Sasanoa Rivers and
of the Kennebec River, where deep waters
Sheepscot Bay giving you 82 miles of
helped create and sustain a centuries-
shoreline to enjoy.
old shipbuilding tradition. Bath remains
Local Favorites: ath and the surrounding
strong in its maritime roots as home to the
area offer things to do on water and land.
world-class shipbuilding company, Bath
Beaches include Popham Beach State
Iron Works, and the nationally acclaimed
Park and Reid State Park. Public Boat
Maine Maritime Museum, where you’ll
launches are available with amenities
learn about shipbuilding, the sea trade,
nearby. If you are an enthusiast for
lobstering and the rigors of a seafaring life.
hiking or biking an abundance of trails,
Stretching down on a peninsula from Bath
preserves and woods in the area. A visit
is the town of Phippsburg where you’ll find
to the Maine Maritime Museum offers an
Popham Beach State Park. In addition
exploration of Maine’s maritime heritage
to strolling the beach, visitors enjoy
and culture. Wags and Whiskers is a small,
swimming, wading, fishing, walking, and
independent pet supply store specializing
surfing. There’s even an island that you
in natural dry, raw and dehydrated dog and
can walk to at low tide.
Traveling north from Bath, you’ll arrive
Hidden Gems: Though a bit difficult to
at the town of Woolwich where the
find, Doubling Point Lighthouse has a long
Woolwich Historical Society provides
wooden walkway leading to its doors. This
information about early settlers’ lives,
is one of the 65 lighthouses still standing
historical artifacts, and presentations
in Maine. A stop at the Bath Visitors
on how Native Americans helped
Center will give you great info about the
develop this area in Maine.
area. While there, take a stroll down the Commercial Street area.
Following the gentle curves of Route 127 you’ll come to two island communities.
Most Unusual: A renovated church,
One is Arrowsic, with four lighthouses,
painted the color of milk chocolate, soon
hiking trails up 66 hilly peaks and acres
became known as the Chocolate Church
of scenic woodland and river banks. The
Arts Center, a venue that hosts year round
other island is Georgetown, bounded by
concerts and events. It looks yummy.
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The welcome sign leading into Wiscasset
offering insight into the life of its 19th
says, “Welcome to the Prettiest Village in
century sea captain which sits on a hill
Maine.” While others might stake the same
overlooking the Sheepscot River. And the
claim, this tiny coastal town is bold enough
Nickels-Sortwell House is a prime example
to do it and with good reason. Wiscasset
of Federal architecture and has been
takes pride in much of the charm that
restored and decorated in the Colonial
represents Maine and New England. It
Revival style with fine antiques.
has the old lovely churches, the elegant
Most Unusual: Built in 1808, Fort
homes of a bygone era, wonderful shops
Edgecomb was designed to protect the
and antique stores, and a town center that
town harbor. It is an octagon shaped two
overlooks the nearby Sheepscot River. The
story blockhouse crafted with hand-hewn
brick sidewalks and historical landmarks
beams. Learn how the fort was built.
complete the picture of a quiet paced life in this coastal hamlet. You’ll find lots of maritime history in Wiscasset which was once one of the busiest ports in North America. Check out the homes of prosperous sea merchants, built in the classic Federal style, that now stand as museums at the Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell Houses, both built in 1807. Local Favorites: If you don’t mind waiting in line to place your order, Red’s Eats has one of the best lobster rolls in Maine.
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boothbay harbor Nothing says “vacation” like exploring the
them to Cabbage Island to experience off
great outdoors, and the Boothbay Harbor
shore living and, possibly, to have one of its
Region offers countless ways to do just
that. Discover Maine’s rocky coastline by sail,
The Boothbay Railway Village offers rides on
power, or paddle. There are miles of hiking
an authentic steam locomotive that winds
trails just waiting to be discovered that offer
its way around a recreated Maine coastal
everything from relaxed strolls to challenging
village. You’ll learn about the technology
hikes. Spend a peaceful afternoon amid
of steam engines and automobiles and
stunning gardens or at a tranquil park, or
you might even score a ride in one of the
explore the seaside village and all its charm
Railway’s Ford Model Ts.
with a stroll through Boothbay Harbor.
Must See: The Boothbay Region Sculpture
English fishermen originally discovered
Trail is not to be missed. Sculptures have
this area of Maine, back in the 17th century.
been placed throughout the area. Each
Fishing, ice cutting, shipbuilding, and lumber
sculpture is branded with the artist’s contact
were the local industries in the 18th and
information and a designated sponsor for
19th century. By the 1800’s visitors started
the artwork. Each sculpture is for sale with
coming to the area to experience its natural
proceeds going directly to the artist.
beauty in a seaside location. Boothbay is the
Local Favorite: The Maine State Aquarium
largest boating harbor north of Boston and is
is located on the shore and houses a
sometimes called the boating capital of New
collection of regional fish and invertebrates.
Lobsters of all sizes and colors can be found
With over 200 artists in this area, you will
here and there is a tank holding skates and
discover studios and galleries featuring oil
sharks waiting to be patted by those who
paintings, watercolors and other diverse
dare. If you want to spend the day on the
media. Artisans, craftsmen, and merchants
water Boothbay Harbor offers scenic boat
offer handmade arts and crafts suitable
tours. You can hop on Balmy Days Cruises
for gift giving or for collectibles. You will
and go to Monhegan Island or Burnt Island
soon see why Boothbay Harbor is often
Lighthouse, they also offer harbor tours and
considered one of the “Top Small Town Art
Places” in America.
Hidden Gem: Coastal Maine Botanical
Take a tour of one of the lighthouses or sign
Gardens is 295 acres of tidal shoreland
up for an excursion on one of the sightseeing
covered with covered with gardens. Tours
tours in the area. Particular favorites are the
are offered but visitors are welcome
dolphin and whale watching excursions or
to take a map and self-guide. There is
the puffin cruises, that seek out the unusual
a caterpillar lab and a butterfly house.
looking birds with predominantly black or
The gardens have something to offer all
black and white plumage, a stocky build,
ages and include an education cener and
and large beaks. If a hands-on experience is
children’s garden. A café on property gets
what you are looking for, consider a fishing
much of what they offer from their own
charter boat to take you into the deep
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Damariscotta & Newcastle The Main Street Bridge over the
is the place for older folks and families
Damariscotta River separates the towns
with youngsters to take a two-mile hike
of Damariscotta and Newcastle. Known
through a charming wooded area on a
as the “Twin Villages” both towns will
wide farm road.
entice you with their rich history, exquisite
Local Favorites: The Pemaquid Point
examples of architecture and natural
Lighthouse Park and Fisherman’s
beauty. Down the peninsula you’ll arrive
Museum bring visitors back to a time
at the communities of Bristol, Round
when lighthouses were first built as
Pond, New Harbor and Pemaquid
beacons to seafaring travelers off the
among others. These are great places
for swimming, hiking, golfing, tennis,
Hidden Gems: Whaleback Shell Midden a
riding and camping during the summer
state historic site is a massive oyster shell
season. Surrounded by water, you have
heap formed over a period of 1,000 years
your choice of fresh and salt water sailing, boating and canoeing, deep sea fishing or
by Native Americans.
taking one of the popular scenic cruises.
Most Unusual: A military boat converted
For a creative experience, visit the
into a river tour boat with all the amenities is what you’ll find at Damariscotta River
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts to
Cruises. Throw in live music and a bar
explore and experiment in the ceramic
with snacks for ultimate fun.
arts. Dodge Point Public Reserved Land
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Bristol & Pemaquid Each village in Bristol — Bristol Mills,
it marks the entrance to Muscongus Bay
Pemaquid Harbor, Pemaquid Point,
and Johns Bay. This beautiful light and
Pemaquid Beach, Pemaquid Falls, New
lighthouse keeper’s home and museum
Harbor, Chamberlain, and Round Pond —
are preserved in a spectacular coastal
has its own center, most with restaurants
park, perfect for picnic grounds on the
and small businesses. Visitors are drawn
smooth rocks that border the ocean with
to Pemaquid Point’s iconic lighthouse,
views out to Monhegan Island.
Fishermen’s Museum, and art gallery.
Hidden Gem: Pemaquid Beach Park is
Colonial Pemaquid, a state park, includes
a quiet and clean beach best for laying
a replica of the fort built there in 1692.
around or swimming in the relatively calm
Pemaquid is home to one of Maine’s most
waters. Sailboat watching is an added
iconic lighthouses. In fact, the Pemaquid
bonus. Parking, restrooms and a snack
Light is on the Maine quarter, the first US
bar are all nearby and convenient.
coin to feature a lighthouse. Built in 1835,
thomaston With its tree-lined streets and beautiful
wonderfully detailed and authentic. You
village green, Thomaston overlooks the
will find lovely grounds and a personalized
head of the St. George River Estuary.
tour with knowledgeable and friendly
World-class yachts are built along
the shore, and stately sea captains’
Art lovers will want to visit the Haynes
homes grace nearly every block in the
Gallery in an old ship captain’s home
community. Recently, the 175-year-old
on Main Street. The gallery features
Maine State Prison has been razed, and
American realists but you may find some
the result is a fantastic view of the St.
folk-art pieces and other surprises.
Hidden Gem: A favorite shopping spot is
The town is also the site of Montpelier,
the Maine State Prison Showroom that
the replica of the home of George
features hand crafted wood products,
Washington’s Secretary of War—General
furniture, clocks, lamps, jewelry and other
Henry Knox—now a living museum.
gift items all created by inmates at the
Originally located on the waterfront,
Maine State Prison. Prices are reasonable
then rebuilt at the current location, it is
and the craftmanship is exceptional.
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The North Atlantic Blues Festival is held at
founded in 1854 that prospered from
the Public Landing in Rockland overlooking
shipbuilding and lime quarries alongside a
the harbor. The two-day blues music festival
robust fishing industry. Today, Rockland is
is considered one of the most prestigious
a tourist destination with unique shops,
on the East Coast.
boutiques, fine dining and art galleries all
Local Favorites: An engineering marvel that
nestled in a historic downtown.
protects Rockland Harbor and helps secure
There are nearly a dozen boat tour
its fishing industry is the 4,300-foot granite
operators that offer sailing adventures
breakwater that extends into Penobscot
and excursions in the area while the Maine
Bay. It provides a great place to fish, watch
Ferry Service offers regularly scheduled
sea vessels, or stroll to the Rockland Harbor
trips to nearby coastal islands, Vinalhaven
and New Haven where visitors can view
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the joys of island living.
Museum is a world famous art gallery
Rockland is often referred to as the
featuring three generations of Wyeth family
“Lobster Capital of the World” as it hosts the
paintings and works by well known New
annual Maine Lobster Festival, a celebration
England Artists. An intimate, quirky setting
honoring the town’s primary export. At the
adds to the charm of this popular spot.
five day festival each August, over 25,000
Most Unusual: The Project Puffin Visitor
pounds of the crustacean is consumed.
Center celebrates the success in bringing
Attendees also enjoy road races, a huge
puffins and other rare Maine seabirds back
parade, arts and crafts, entertainment and
to historic nesting islands. Visitors will
the Maine Sea Goddess Coronation.
find many fun, educational and interactive
With its iconic sawtooth roofline, the Center
exhibits for people of all ages, including real-
for Maine Contemporary Art is a striking
time video images and sounds of puffins
new building on the Rockland landscape.
and other seabirds.
The museum provides exceptional exhibition space for presentation of work by contemporary artists.
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Rockport is known for being a cultural
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Company is a small business that has
of local artists as well as a destination
been handcrafting fine cheeses since
resort for creative professionals from
1983. They carry a nice selection of
around the world. The Rockport Opera
cheese and other Maine Made products.
house, constructed in 1891, can seat up to 400 and offers music, dance, plays, and other activities year round. The Opera House is also home of the renown Bay Chamber Concerts. Rockport Marine Park is a popular spot with harbor views, picnic areas, and short paths for walking. It has a replica of a locomotive used in transporting the prosperous lime production back in the townâ€™s early history. Indian Island photo or photo of Andre the Seal. Hidden Gems: Maine Media Workshops and College bring together filmmakers, photographers, writers, artists and other creative people for intensive study
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Camden exudes that midcoast Maine, small
Hidden Gems: The Camden Opera House
town charm filled with ocean front views,
is a cultural treasure when visitors find
unique shopping experiences and popular
themselves in an exquisitely renovated
eateries specializing in Maine seafood.
Victorian opera house. Grand chandeliers, a
Camden’s slogan is “Where the Mountains
lovely horseshoe balcony, antique moldings,
Meet the Sea,” paying tribute to its location
and detailed painted friezes add charm to
between rolling hills and the Atlantic Ocean.
this entertainment venue. Camden Hills State Park is a great spot for hiking and
In the late 19th century, wealthy people
birding with breathtaking views. The park
from all over the country started acquiring
offers an elaborate trail system surrounding
properties and building summer houses
Mount Battie, providing the largest diversity
in Camden. These families planted roots
from a seaside stroll to more challenging
in the town and showed their generosity
climbs across plateaus and peaks. Grab
by contributing to such cultural gems
lunch from a local deli and take the short
as the Camden Opera House, Camden
drive to the park. Serenity, silence and no
Amphitheater, and the Camden Public
Library. Today, you’ll see many sprawling estates and mansions, many of which have
Most Unusual: Camden is the home of the
been converted into bed and breakfast inns.
International Toboggan Championship at the Camden Snow Bowl. The site boasts
Local Favorites: The Camden International
a 400-foot-long wooden chute that brings
Film Festival is one of the most prestigious
tobogganers close to 40 mph as they end
film festivals in New England taking place
their ride on the frozen Hosmer Pond. The
each year in September. Located on a sliver
Camden Snow Bowl is a four-season venue.
of public land in a nice residential district off
Spring, Summer and Fall the Lodge can be
Bayview Street, Curtis Island Light is one
rented for wedding receptions, rehearsal
of Maine’s iconic lighthouses. A short path
dinners, company picnics, small meeting,
leads you to a nice view of the lighthouse
etc. The area offers tennis courts, a ballfield,
which is a nice diversion from traditional
swimming dock with access for canoes and
kayaks. The mountain has become popular as a biking or hiking venue. And the view of the Penobscot Bay from the top of the mountain is gorgeous.
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lincolnville Lincolnville is a lovely Maine coastal town populated by barely two thousand yearround residents, some of whom boast a proud lineage tracing back to the 1700s. According to the community’s website, the town was settled by Nathan Knight and his family, “Knight descendants have been active in Town affairs for decades,” and some of those descendants still live in Lincolnville to this day. History buffs can learn more about this fascinating early American community by visiting the School House Museum, located on the second floor of the 1892 building known as the Beach School. Visitors to Lincolnville also can enjoy some of the best of what the natural Maine environment has to offer—a beautiful sandy beach on Penobscot Bay, mountains and trails to traverse, pristine lakes and ponds where one can swim or boat. Shoppers will have plenty to see at Lincolnville’s crafts and art galleries, boutiques, and food markets, and they might even take an afternoon to watch the expert craftsmen at Windsor Chair, where furniture artisans have been turning out fine products since 1987. Opportunities for great food and drink abound in Lincolnville too.
Belfast & Beyond
The East Penobscot Bay Region reaches
in the Penobscot Marine Museum. If you
from Belfast in the west to Ellsworth
like antiques and flea markets you’ll be in
in the east, with hundreds of peninsulas
heaven walking the brick sidewalks in the
Stonington & Stockton Springs
Belfast offers an unmatched view of the
Stonington, at the southernmost tip of Deer
open sea. This stunning seascape along
Isle, remains an active harbor town that
with the remarkable collection of Federal,
draws visitors for touring. West of Belfast
Victorian, Greek revival and Italian style
and Searsport you’ll find Stockton Springs,
homes built by sea merchants has lured
home to Fort Point State Park and Fort
artists, writers and crafts people to live in
the area. Boasting a quaint downtown with
Penobscot Narrows Bridge
shop-lined streets, Belfast is an ideal place to find antiques, souvenirs, collectibles,
Traveling up Rt. 1 toward Bucksport prepare
Maine-made crafts and much more.
yourself for a spectacular scenic view -
This town is the home of the Belfast Curling
thanks to the new Penobscot Narrows
Club, one of only two dozen such facilities
Bridge and Observatory. Spanning the
in New England dedicated to the sport of
Penobscot River, this engineering marvel
curling. Spectators are welcomed to watch
has a 42-story tower as one of its support
curling leagues in action.
structures making it America’s only observatory bridge. Looking out from the
observation tower you have a breath-taking 360-degree panoramic view that stretches
Searsport got its name from David Sears
to the Camden Hills to the south, Mount
who made a fortune in the sea business and
Desert Island to the east and Mount
the China trade. You can see many of the
Katahdin to the northwest.
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There is a great deal to enjoy in the
Within 25 miles, in any direction, you can
Bucksport Bay area. One of the best things
swim in a lake splash in salt water, ski or
about Maine is the diversity of its small
hike a mountain, visit a fair eat at acclaimed
towns from fishing ports to great spots
restaurants, fly out of an international
along the rivers and ponds. There is an
airport, take in a live performance, shop
entrepreneurial spirit in the Bucksport Bay
at a farmers’ market, look out from a
area. That spirit creates a huge variety of
lighthouse, walk in a 1800’s fort, and listen
shops and services that are owned and
to a volunteered powered community radio
operated by men and women that live, work
and care about the area where they live.
The Bucksport Bay area includes a dozen
Bucksport’s central location, set between
towns with boat launches, a winery and
Belfast, Bangor and Ellsworth, makes
breweries, swimming areas, fun festivals,
it an ideal location to visit. As a former
museums, culture, the highest bridge
mill town that is now a Heart and Soul ©
observatory in the world and more. Along
community, Bucksport is at an exciting point
with Bucksport, those towns are Orland,
of transition, where residents are shaping
Verona, Prospect, Stockton Springs,
the future by creating a shared sense of
Frankfort Orrington, Searsport, Penobscot,
belonging and strengthens the social,
Winterport, Blue Hill and Castine.
cultural and economic vibrancy of the town.
Blue Hill Peninsula The Blue Hill Peninsula encompasses the
or sailor who knows these waters like
towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville,
the back of his or her hand. In all of these
Castine, Penobscot, and Sedgwick. Blue
places, you will find locally sourced food
Hill is the largest town and is the region’s
and highly skilled craftspeople and artists.
service center. Along with Penobscot,
In all of these places you will find evidence
Blue Hill is the gateway to the rest of the
of the resourcefulness, dry wit and creativity
Peninsula, and to Deer Isle and Stonington.
that has defined our region’s culture for
The landscape here is marked by sweeping
views of the blueberry barrens and the sea.
This region was settled in the mid 1700’s,
Tucked in among the ridges, valleys and
its early economy centered around ship
the jagged coastline, you’ll find adventure
building and quarrying. Lumbering,
of all kinds, from a day on the water and an
lobstering, fishing and farming have played
evening of live music to a solitary morning
an important role in our economy and
walk and an afternoon of gallery tours and
culture since the earliest days. By the late
1800’s the region had become a summer
You’ll find our communities to be diverse,
destination. Today, many of these industries
independent yet interconnected. In all
coexist with a thriving art, music and food
of these places, you may strike up a
scene to create this unique place called The
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Bangor & Acadia
The Greater Bangor region offers
Indian Nation. Old Town enjoys a
a pleasant mix of cosmopolitan
heritage rich in two cultures; Native
experiences and old world traditions.
American and Franco-American. Of the
The unique spirit of the 21 towns
City’s inhabitants, many trace their roots
and cities in the area is evident in its
to the Abnaki Indians who lived along the
charming shops, delicious dining and
Penobscot River, or to French Canadians
recreational opportunities. Bangor, with
who migrated south during the 19th
a population of 33,000, enjoys a thriving
arts and cultural community with many
The Bangor International Airport makes
fine arts and historical museums.
the region easily accessible by air and
Considered the gateway to Down East
its proximity to major roadways makes
Maine, Brewer straddles major north
traveling by motor coach or car simple.
south and east-west transportation
Bangor is centrally located in the state
routes. Its residents enjoy a lifestyle that
and is within a 90-minute drive of Acadia
offers the best amenities of urban living,
National Park, Bar Harbor, Baxter State
and intimate contact with nature. For
Park and the Moosehead Lake Region.
the aviators, there is the privately owned
The University of Maine offers many
activities to the public including a variety
Nearby Old Town is home to the renown
of entertainment at the Maine Center
Old Town Canoe factory and outlet,
for the Arts, athletic competitions at
a large paper mill and the Penobscot
one of the many sports complexes
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such as the Alfond Arena, and shows at
nearly three million people come each
the Planetarium and exhibits at many
year to Mt Desert Island (often just called
museums. Experience the agricultural
“MDI”) to enjoy Acadia National Park.
side of life with a visit to the farms at
Towns on the island that share their
the University or plan on attending the
popularity with vacationers include Bar
Bangor State Fair, an annual event held
Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Tremont
in late July/early August complete with
among others. Each has a rich history,
carnival rides, food, and farm animal
personality and a host of attractions
Every fan of author, Stephen King, knows
Mount Desert Island and Acadia
that Bangor, Maine is the inspiration
National Park are often linked because
for the fictional town of Derry, which
of their overlapping geography. More
provides the backdrop for several of
than 4 million vacationers each year
King’s novels and short stories. You can
have been charmed by the island’s
drive past his home on West Broadway
mountain, ocean and woodland vistas.
and visit many landmarks that appear in
Towns on the island that share their
his vast collection of writings.
popularity with vacationers include Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Tremont
Mountains rising from the ocean, forests
among others. Each has a rich history,
stretching to granite cliffs, lakes nestled
personality and a host of attractions
in glacial valleys, and crashing surf on
a rocky shoreline. It is little wonder that
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or sports, you’re sure to find something to
Museum is the home for family friendly fun
do and lots to love here. The Bangor region
that guarantees to educate and entertain
has been designated by the State as one of
kids of all ages.
Maine’s gateway communities. Bangor’s
Local Favorites: Maine Discovery Museum
central location allows you to stay in a
is a 3-floor hands-on, interactive experience.
central location and see everything Maine
The exhibits invite you to explore the worlds
has to offer - scenic coastline and beaches,
of science, nature, geography, children’s
camping, hiking, canoeing, charming
literature, music, art and anatomy. It’s great
downtowns and shopping, theater and the
fun and learning for all ages.
arts, and so much more. Your vacation
Hidden Gems: Just a short drive north to
Bradley you will find the Maine Forest and
You’ll find miles of trails for jogging, biking,
Logging Museum where you can celebrate
cross country hiking, sailing, fishing and
the sustainable forest culture of Maine.
winter sports as well as scenic paths along
The Cole Land Transportation Museum, in
the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag
Bangor, has every form of transportation
Stream. The downtown area hosts many
you can imagine. The items range from doll
art studios and galleries mixed in among
and baby carriages, to dump trucks and
small specialty shops and a wide array of
fire trucks, to a Bangor & Aroostook engine,
restaurants to satisfy the “foodie” in you.
boxcar, and caboose.
Concerts seem to happen everywhere in
Most Unusual: Paul Bunyan, the mythical
Bangor. The Bangor Symphony Orchestra
lumberman, was born in Bangor, Maine,
has charmed audiences since 1896 and
according to the locals. And while other
the Bangor Band is one of the oldest,
parts of the country claim him as their
continuous community bands in the
native son, Bangor is the only place with a
United States. Bangor is also home to the
31 foot, 3700 pound fiberglass statue built
American Folk Festival, the Collins Center
in his honor. Be sure to stop here for your
for the Arts and Darling’s Waterfront
memorable photo with the statue.
Pavilion, an open air amphitheater that
ELLSWORTH In the last U.S. Census, Ellsworth was the
Hidden Gems: The Big Chicken Barn is a
fastest growing city in Maine. It comes
wayside giant book and antique store. The
as no surprise to those who know that
first floor has antiques and collectibles and
Ellsworth is the gateway to the splendor and
the second floor offers row upon row of
beauty of Acadia National Park. All roads
to Acadia and surrounding areas travel
Most Unusual: Timber Tina’s Great Maine
Lumberjack Show is an amusing hour and
Whether exploring by land or by water,
fifteen minutes of axe throwing, log rolling,
Ellsworth offers the convenience of small-
underhand chopping, crosscut sawing
city life with all of the qualities of Maine’s
and pole climbing in an extravaganza that
spectacular coastal amenities including
proves the skill and dexterity needed to be a
hiking and boating. A thriving Main Street
Maine lumberjack. The artisans at Atlantic
offers an abundance of restaurants,
Art Glass patiently share their craft with
shops, an art-deco theatre, professional
visitors. Watching the team of glassblowers
offices, galleries, a museum, coffee
is like observing a choreographed dance
houses, pubs and historic buildings.
as they shape the molten glass. You’ll leave
Shopping centers, hotels, inns and
with an art glass souvenir of glass beads,
restaurants are scattered minutes
paperweights, jewelry and much more.
from the historic district. A waterfront
The shapes, colors and detail make unique
park offers a boat launch, free summer
pieces to either wear, use or display.
concerts, and picnic areas for the family. Dining in Ellsworth can range from the simple outdoor take-out spot offering locally caught seafood on a picnic table to an elegant meal served with a water view. Our chefs pride themselves on local, fresh, seafood and farm products, served up in cuisine that varies from casual to sophisticated and everything in between. Don’t miss trying a local cheese, wine, brewed ale or the world famous Maine lobster as part of your taste of Maine. Local Favorites: Visiting on a weekend? Take a ride on the Downeast Scenic Railroad. A 24-mile round-trip excursion ride will provide exceptional views of wetland marshes, massive boulders, river and stream crossings, a pond and a lake. The potential for seeing many forms of wildlife abounds from Bald Eagles to deer, snapping turtles or beavers.
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Acadia National Park Four million visitors are inspired by a visit
climb over granite steps and boulder that
to Acadia National Park in Maine every
most will find relatively easy, if somewhat
year. The Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine,
in shape. The views from the top of
comprises 49,000+ acres of rock-bound
Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain are
coast on Mount Desert Island, a portion of
spectacular. And the coolest sight of all is
the Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland, and
Bubble Rock, a 14-ton boulder dropped by
offshore islands. Much of Acadia National
the glaciers millions of years ago teetering
Park’s outstanding scenery is the result of
on the edge of the cliff. Very picturesque
glaciers carving through an east-west ridge
and photo-worthy if you’re not afraid to get
of granite, leaving mountains separated
close to it.
by valleys; cliffs side by side with sand and cobblestone beaches. The geologic sculpting of the island did not end with the glaciers, but continues today along the shoreline where the ocean constantly shapes and reshapes the rocky coast of Down East Maine.
Most Unusual: Nothing symbolizes the power of Acadia National Park as much as Thunder Hole. When the right size wave rolls into the naturally formed rock inlet, a deep thunderous sound emanates with water splashing as high as 40 feet with a roar. Experienced visitors suggest
The Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia
arriving two hours before high tide for the
National Park covers approximately 2,366
best “thunder” experience. Or you might
acres and is the only part of the park that
consider a 2.5 hour fully narrated tour of
is located on the mainland. It has very
the area offered by Oli’s Trolley.
similar geological features as Mount Desert Island but is more secluded and has less commercial development in the
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surrounding villages. Human history in Acadia National Park extends at least 5,000 years ago where native American Indians first made encampments. Explorer Samuel Champlain made the first European contribution to the area’s recorded history when he landed on Mount Desert Island in 1604. It is he who named it “Isle des Monts Deserts,” literally, island of barren
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Must See: A trip up Cadillac Mountain is a treasured spot to view sunrise or
sunset over the park. You can hike up the
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1,529-foot peak. There’s a 500-foot vertical
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Mount Desert Island & Bar Harbor
Called “Eden” when founded in 1796 and
the seventeen mountains that rise from
renamed in 1921 for the sand bar which
the sea and the shores of four lakes. There
had accumulated in the bay, Bar Harbor
are countless smaller ponds and scenic
is the best known and largest town in
spots and more than 120 miles of hiking
the northeast section of the island and
trails and roads that meander throughout
leads to one of the entrances to Acadia
the island for touring by car, biking, hiking
The Great Fire of 1947 changed the face
As home to Acadia National Park,
of Bar Harbor forever. It destroyed 67
Mount Desert Island is a vacationer’s
mansions, 5 historic grand hotels, 170
destination. From Cadillac Mountain, to
private homes and 10,000 acres of Acadia
the Park Loop Roads/Carriage Roads,
National Park. Favorable winds spared the
to Jordan Pond, MDI plays host to one
downtown section of Bar Harbor from the
of the most scenic and popular National
fire, where several homes in the historic
Parks in the United States.
district operate as inns.
Somes Sound divides Mount Desert
For a great view of the area, take Shore
Island. By coincidence this division
Path, which starts near the town pier and
identifies both the geography and pace of
continues along the eastern shore. Bar
the island visit. The area west of Somes
Island, which you can walk to at low tide,
Sound, including Southwest Harbor
gives you a spectacular view when you
and Tremont, offers a more sedate and
look back toward Bar Harbor with the
secluded atmosphere. In contrast, the
towering mountain in the background.
eastern side around Bar Harbor has more
Bar Harbor is home to College of the Atlantic
where you can visit the George B. Dorr
Must See: Many folks consider the Abbe
Museum of Natural History that investigates,
Museum as the best visitor destination in
interprets, and displays the natural world
downtown Bar Harbor. You’ll learn the history
of Maine. All exhibits are designed and
of the Passamaquoddy, Micmac, Penobscot,
produced by students at College.
and Maliseet tribes from the region.
Mount Desert Island is the third largest island in the continental U.S. encompassing 108 square miles. Its dramatic beauty comes in large part from
Downeast & Washington County With 32,000 full-time residents,
drawer accommodations, restaurants
Washington County is a sparsely populated
and shopping. The residents are friendly,
but spectacularly beautiful region of Maine.
welcoming and hard-working. Many still
It is frequently called â€œthe Sunrise Countyâ€?
make their living from the fields, the forests
because of its easternmost position in the
and the sea. Among those who do not, are
U.S., getting the first sunrise and moonrise
the many artists and artisans who have
in the contiguous 48 states. The area is
established themselves, their galleries and
economically supported by the pulp and
their shops, in Eastport, Lubec, Jonesport,
paper industry, small-scale fishing and
Calais and Machias. The coastline offers
lobstering operations, tourism, and the
a unique and ideal travel destination with
blueberry business. Nearly 85% of the
unmatched natural beauty, immensely
worldâ€™s supply of wild blueberries comes
powerful tides, parks, museums, culture
from Washington County.
and great possibilities for family vacations.
This Downeast area of Maine is one of
Washington County borders New
the better places to truly get away from
Brunswick, Canada and boasts a 700-
it all, while still having access to top-
mile coastline dotted with coves, inlets
Downeast & Washington County and islands. Activities for the visitor
try their hand at landing smallmouth bass,
abound – bird watching, moose spotting,
lake trout and landlocked salmon from
hiking, camping, antiquing, a great variety
Grand Lake and numerous other lakes.
of cultural events, seawater kayaking, whale watching, and riding a lobster boat through the Old Sow whirlpool, the largest in the western hemisphere. Everywhere you turn, you will find scenery to take your breath away.
You have your choice of two highways that run through the Down East area, each one giving you a different look at the area. The 84-mile Down East Sunrise Trail runs an inland route that will have you enjoying the forested countryside. The Bold Coast
Popular Washington County attractions
Scenic Byway will take you along the
include four lighthouses, the Moosehorn
coastal route giving you glimpses of the
National Wildlife Refuge, Petit Manan
seaside beauty that defines the area.
National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix Island National Historic Site, Fort O’Brien, and the historic Ruggles House. Throughout the county, those who enjoy fishing will want to
Bet you didn’t know that nearly 85% of the world’s supply of wild blueberries comes from Washington County in Maine.
LUBEC Lubec boasts year-round attractions in a
center, gardens and tours of the 34 room
rural coastal setting, with rugged, natural
summer cottage of U.S. President, Franklin
beauty. With nearly 100 miles of coastline,
this is an ideal travel destination for
Must See: West Quoddy Head Lighthouse,
adventures near the sea.
in Quoddy Head State Park. This is the
The quaint waterfront village offers lodging
easternmost point of the Lower 48 states.
accommodations ranging from charming
The lighthouse has been there since
inns to motels and private home rentals.
1808 to guide ships through the Quoddy
Like many Maine villages, Lubec hosts
summertime concerts, festivals, and
Hidden Gem: The Tarquin Whale Watch
special events in the downtown areas and
boat is a tourist favorite that seats 26
with inside and outside comfort. The
Lubec hosts Summer Keys, an adult
Captainâ€™s tour will show you whales, share
music camp that features weekly
sea stories, and visit seals, eagles, and
evening concerts, and The Easternmost
lighthouses. After the watch, dine at one of
Institute for the Arts, which presents a
the area restaurants.
variety of summer workshops for adults
Local Favorites: Lubec is home to many
and children. You can also find Jazz in
art galleries, studios and gift shops.
Lubec, a week of jazz performances in
Monicaâ€™s Chocolates offers handmade
August, and Summer Brushes, a painting
chocolates; ARTWORKSOFMAINE offers
wall hanging, greeting cards and scarves;
Be sure to bring your passport so that you
The Clutter Shop offers antiques, books,
can visit Campobello Island, an historic
vintage clothing and more; and Love at
2,800 acre International Park with a visitor
First Light offers gifts and ice cream.
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Bring your passport for a three-nation
whale-spotting from shore, or take a half-
vacation based in Eastport. Start in the
day whale-watch trip. Passamaquoddy Bay
U.S. and enjoy everything that Eastport has
is rich in marine life year-round; you might
to offer: galleries of work by local artists
see eagles, seals, porpoise, and the Old
and artisans, eclectic restaurants with
Sow Whirlpool, the largest in the western
authentic cuisine from Mexico, Greece and
Downeast, the freshest seafood anywhere,
The walkable downtown is a National
historic homes and businesses, abundant
Historic District, with 29 restored
cultural events, outdoor recreation and
buildings. Eastport hums all year long.
There are big celebrations, Fourth of
Next, visit the Passamaquoddy Tribe at
July, Indian Days in August, the Salmon
Pleasant Point and explore the Wapohnaki
Festival in September, the Pirate Festival
Museum to learn of their 12,000-year
in mid-September, and an international
history in the area. Finally, go to nearby New
New Yearâ€™s Eve. Cultural events include
Brunswick, Canada by car ferry or road to
films, live classical, country or folk music
experience their history and culture.
concerts, plays by the community theater group, art gallery openings, lectures,
The Port of Eastport is busy with
poetry readings and so much more. The
freighters loading up with wood products
background for all of this is the timeless
and pregnant cows for export. Closer
rhythm of the massive tidal flow through
to downtown, the fishermen bring in
the Bay. Come and let it relax you as you
their catch of lobsters, scallops, clams,
enjoy the many attractions of the area.
mussels, crabs, mackerel and halibut to the Breakwater pier, where visitors can fish without a license. Keep an eye open for
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The Kennebec Valley region is the widest
treks, rock climbing, and moose safaris are
north-south stretch of any Maine region,
other recreational diversions in this treasured
stretching for 5000 square miles from the
part of Maine.
Maine state capital of Augusta to the border
Local Favorites: The Memorials abound
of the Canadian province of Quebec. And the
in Augusta, the State’s Capital. Visit the
towns in between are diverse with culture,
Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetaries on
history, and scenery in Bingham, Madison,
a sprawling hillside with expanded pastoral
Jackman, Skowhegan and Waterville.
land. This is the final resting places for the
The countryside is rich with waterways,
thousands of Maine citizens who served their
mountains, and rustic settings as well as
country in time of war. The Law Enforcement,
more urban areas with colleges, museums,
EMT and Fire Fighter Memorials are located
and performing art centers for enrichment
near the State House and were erected in the
and entertainment. The Belgrade Lakes are
last decade, giving constant statewide tribute
particularly inviting for swimming, kayaking,
to those who gave their lives in the line of
fishing, boating, hiking, camping and
duty. The Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial,
canoeing. You’ll find many serene areas for
located in Capitol Park, honors those who
casual strolls and pure relaxation.
served in Vietnam and those whose lives were touched by the war.
If whitewater rafting is more your style, you’ll find rapids like no other place in the
Hidden Gems: The Colby College Museum
state. Maine’s Dead River, which flows
of Art leaves visitors surprised with its world
from Flagstaff Lake, offers the longest
class museum quality graced by works of
continuous stretch of Class III to V
Rockwell, Renoir, Rembrandt and Whistler.
whitewater in the East.
The Children’s Discovery Museum is a real “hands-on” experience. It’s an opportunity
The fall season brings forth some of the
for children through grade five to have fun
finest foliage the state has to offer. Driving
while learning. The museum now houses a
along Route 201, the Old Canada Road
multi-cultural music center and a treehouse/
Scenic Byway, will bring you face to face with
spectacular colors and possibly an eagle sighting along the way. Winter brings a cold,
Most Unusual: Sonny’s Museum and Rock
white landscape for sledding, snowshoeing,
Shop, located in downtown Augusta, is a rock
and skiing as well as ample trails for
shop with character, jewelry, and gems.
snowmobiling. ATV tours, mountain bike
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HIGHLANDS If you want to get away from it all; and really get
and enhance the natural beauty, character, and
away, consider a trip to the Maine Highlands.
habitat of a unique area. It is a magnificent,
About a five hour drive from Portland, you’ll
92-mile-long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers, and
find yourself in the ultimate wilderness where
streams winding through the heart of northern
woodlands outnumber houses and distances
Maine’s vast commercial forests.
can be traveled without seeing a soul.
For more than a century “The Allagash” has
Maine Highlands is the home to four
been praised and enjoyed as a sportsman’s
wilderness adventures. At 5,267 feet, there’s
paradise. Many famous people, including
Mt. Katahdin, the northern finish line to the
Henry David Thoreau, have enjoyed its beauty
Appalachian Trail. Spectacular views and
and come away filled with determination
challenging trails draw hikers to its summit
to protect it for future generations. Guided
every year to make a pilgrimage to the
excursions are available in the Maine Highlands
highest point in Maine.
for whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking deep into the wilderness, fresh water fishing,
There’s Baxter State Park, with almost
mountain biking, and rock climbing or hunting.
210,000 acres of wilderness, complete with unspoiled lakes, ponds, streams, rivers,
Planning an extended stay in the region?
and waterfalls. The Park has year round
Then you might consider staying at one of
campsites available with areas for lean-tos
the region’s many charming and comfortable
and tents as well as bunkhouses and cabins.
resorts, lodges, B&Bs, cottages, hotels, motels
Availability is limited so check ahead for
or campsites. You can find eco-friendly
accommodations or a lakeside guesthouse
com Snowmobiling and boating round out
that will have you enjoying every moment of
the other seasons in the park.
your wilderness adventure.
You’ll love a visit to Moosehead Lake. Set at
Need to replenish your supplies “in town?”
an elevation of 1,023 feet, this gigantic lake
Visit Lincoln, Greenville or Millinocket to
is approximately 40 miles long and 10 miles
shop or to connect with the local town
wide with over 400 miles of shoreline. Its
experience. Area residents have been
average depth is 55’ and it serves as home to
welcoming visitors for ages and they know
80 islands. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway
how to make you feel at home.
was established in 1966 to preserve, protect,
Sailing late June through mid-October
Moosehead Marine Museum
on Moosehead Lake
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Whether you call it the “Crown of Maine”
settlers of French-Canadian and Swedish
or just “The County,” Aroostook County in
descent. There’s a rich history of these
Maine is larger than the states of Rhode
diverse cultures that still flourish today with
Island and Connecticut combined. While
traditional foods and festivals and a respect
there are vast, open spaces for year round
for a long standing and treasured heritage.
recreation, The County is also home to
While it takes time to visit this remote region
over 3.5 million acres of undeveloped
of Maine, visitors believe it is well spent with
wilderness waiting to be explored. There
rewarding experiences not found in any
are also over 2,000 lakes, streams, and
other part of the Northeast Region.
ponds dotting the region.
Local Favorites: The Maine Potato Blossom
Winter time opens up over 2000 miles of
Festival (July) in Fort Fairfield is a nine
snowmobile trails while summer offers
day tribute to Maine’s most popular home
ATV trails and hiking excursions galore. If
grown vegetable. With farmer Olympics,
you want to spend time paddling on the
road races and mashed potato wrestling,
water, there are over 92 miles of ponds
you’ll soon realize that potatoes can be both
and rivers which make up the Allagash
yummy and fun.
Hidden Gems: The Acadian Village in Van
While in “The County,” you won’t want to
Buren is a series of 17 building overlooking
miss Maine’s “Million Dollar View,” an eight
the St. John River designed to retain the
mile stretch of road on Route One between Danforth and Orient, with a view of chains of lakes on one side and the stunning Mount
cultural heritage of the Acadians who settled here during the mid-eighteenth century. The settlement reflects the
Katahdin, Peekaboo Mountain and the
Acadian skills for fishing, lumbering and
landscapes of New Brunswick, Canada on
Most Unusual: Check out America’s First
Well known as one of the largest potato
Mile in Fort Kent. It is a monument to the
producers in the nation, Aroostook County
first mile of US Route 1 that begins in Maine
has agrarian roots typified by its early
and ends in Key West, Florida.
June 15-16 Bar Harbor
June 28-July 3 Presque Isle
artists. Village Green. 207-288-5103
Northern Maine Fair. northernmainefairgrounds.com July 4-7 Houlton Houlton Agricultural Fair. houltonfair.org August 15-18 Madawaska 42nd Annual Acadian Festival & 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration. Events include a Parade, Dinner Gala, Fireworks, and more. acadianfestival.com August 22-25 Presque Isle Crown of Maine Balloon Fest, Northern Maine Fairgrounds. 207-764-6561
69th Annual Art in the Park. Over 30 barharborcalendar.com. June 30-July28 Bar Harbor 53rd Bar Harbor Music Festival. barharbormusicfestival.org July 6 Bar Harbor Native American Festival and Basket Makers Market. Held at the Abbe Museum. Buy directly from the artists. 207-288-3519 abbemuseum.org July 12-15 Southwest Harbor Quietside Flamingo Festival, includes kidâ€™s carnival, craft fair, and a grand flamingo parade. 207-244-3713 harborhousemdi.org
July 13 Castine
May 17-19 Bar Harbor
Bastille Day Celebration. The annual
Abbe Museum Indian Market on the Village Green. See website for full events listing such as film festival and fashion show.
tradition includes walking tours of the town, a French cooking demonstration, childrenâ€™s activities, lectures and exhibits at
the Wilson Museum.
June 7-Oct 4 Bar Harbor
July 19-21 Bucksport
1st Friday Art Walks. The perfect time to stroll Downtown Bar Harbor. artwalkbarharbor.com. June 14-15 Machias Annual Margaretta Days Festival celebrating the first naval battle of the American Revolution. Historical reenactments and demonstrations as well as crafters and artists. Held at University of Maine in Machias.
Bucksport Bay Festival. A tradition of fun and family oriented events that have become a hallmark of this festival. 207-4696818 bucksportbayfestival.com July 25-27 Castine Castine Plein Air Festival. Artists will paint throughout the town for three days. The festival concludes on Saturday afternoon with an awards ceremony, reception and art sale.
CALENDAR July 25-Aug 3 Bangor Bangor State Fair. bangorstatefair.com August 2-4 Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will be held on the grounds of the magnificent Bar Harbor Inn. 207-266-5162 August 23-25 Bangor American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. Music, dancing and lots of family fun. americanfolkfestival.com August 29-Sept.2 Blue Hill Blue Hill Fair. bluehillfair.com September 6-8 Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will be held on the grounds of the magnificent Bar Harbor Inn. 207-266-5162 September 25-29 Bar Harbor 11th Acadia Night Sky Festival. Workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences. Something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer. acadianightskyfestival.com October 19 Bucksport Ghostport Festival in downtown Bucksport. Halloween themed event offers something for all ages. 10am-10pm bucksportbaychamber.com
CALENDAR Greater Portland
Kennebec Moose River Valley
June 9 Portland
June 12-July 4 Augusta
46th Annual Old Port Festival, Maineâ€™s
Augusta, Gardiner, Winthrop and
largest one day festival, featuring multiple
surrounding communities come together
stages of music, Maine-made arts and
during the Whatever Family River Festival
crafts, great food, shopping, and fun!
with many exciting events. Musical presentations, dancing, balloons, hands-
June 19-22 New Gloucester
on activities and much more including
14th Anniversary - Maine Festival of
Kennebec River Day June 29th 207-623-
American Music at Shaker Village.
(207) 926-4597 July 12-21 Waterville June 21 Portland
22nd Annual Maine International Film
Make Music Portland. A free, day-long
Festival is a 10 day celebration of film,
music event, featuring dozens of local
featuring the very best of American
artists playing all around public places in
independent, international and Maine made
Portland. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., in parks and
other venues around the city. Free to attend and perform. makemusicportland.org
July 25-28 Pittston The Pittston Fair. pittstonfair.com
August 24 New Gloucester 11th Annual Maine Native American
July 31-Aug. 3 Monmouth
Summer Market & Demonstration 10-3:30
Monmouth Fair. monmouthfair.com
at Shaker Village. Featuring artists from Maineâ€™s four Native American tribes.
August 8-17 Skowhegan
Skowhegan State Fair. skowheganstatefair.com
September 22-28 Cumberland Cumberland County Fair.
August 25-Sept. 2 Windsor
Windsor Fair. windsorfair.com
October 4-6 Freeport
August 30-Sept. 2 Harmony
21st Annual Freeport Fall Festival. Great art,
Harmony Free Fair. harmonyfreefair.org
food and live music at Discovery Park on the L.L. Bean campus. freeportfallfestival.com
September 5-8 Clinton Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair.
December 6-8 Freeport
Sparkle Weekend. Photos with Santa, parade of lights, free horse drawn carriage
September 6-8 Litchfield
rides, sales all over town and more.
Litchfield Fair. litchfieldfair.com
CALENDAR September 13-15 N. New Portland
September 5-8 Greenville
New Portland Lions Agricultural
International Seaplane Fly-In. Float plane
Fair and The Maine Crafts Festival.
competitions, educational exhibits, craft fair,
food and more. seaplanefly-in.org
July 24-26 Greenville
May 3-Oct. 4 Rockland
Thoreau-Wabanaki Festival. Celebrates the
First Friday Art Walks. 5-8pm, FMI:
history of the Wabanaki people and poet,
philosopher, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau’s three trips into the Maine Woods.
June – Sept. Brunswick
2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual
August 22-25 Dover-Foxcroft
art, live music, dance and theatrical
Piscataquis Valley Fair.
performances, and extended shopping
hours all within walking distance of Maine Street. Event festivities will include
August 31-Sept. 1 Springfield
an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays
Springfield Fair. thespringfieldfair.com
in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street. June 15 Rockland Come celebrate the 21st Annual Summer Solstice & Street Party on Rockland’s Main Street, 4-7 PM. A Dock Party will also be held at Journey’s End Marina 6-10:30 PM. rocklandmainstreet.com June 23-29 Boothbay Harbor 57th Windjammer Days Festival. windjammerdays.org June 26-August 28 Brunswick Music on the Mall. Wednesday evenings during the summer. A variety of musical shows at the Mall in Downtown Brunswick. 6-7:30pm.
CALENDAR July 11-14 Prospect
July 31-August 4 Rockland
Fort Knox Pirate Parlay, 9am-6pm. Fort
Maine Lobster Festival, Tens of
Knox transforms into a fortress from the pre
thousands of pounds of steamed Maine
and early America time period where 50-70
Lobster, waterfront activities, arts and
pirates and colonials encamp and offer
crafts, live entertainment and more!
interactive demonstrations and displays
depicting life in the early/mid 1700’s. Visitors are entertained with period music
August 2-4 Union
from multiple troupes, puppet shows, pirate
The 38th Maine Antique Show is
ship cruises, murder mystery dinner and
Maine’s largest antique festival. Dealers
treasure hunts. 207-469-6553 or info@
from over 20 states. 207-221-3108
July 12 Rockland
August 3-18 Damariscotta
Maine Windjammer Parade. 2pm –
Salt Bay Chamberfest Concerts held
4pm Rockland Breakwater. The entire
at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm.
windjammer fleet sail’s past the mile-long
Rockland Breakwater. sailmainecoast.com August 6-11 Topsham July 13-14 Rockland
Topsham Fair. topshamfair.net
26th Annual North Atlantic Blues Festival. Ticket gates open at 9am and music
August 9-11 Rockland
starts at 10:30am. Public Landing, 275
17th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
Main St. Touring artists from the US
Show. Maine’s only in-water boat and
and abroad will perform on the main
home show and the light-hearted Annual
stage. Saturday evening Main Street is
World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials
closed off for the famous Pub Crawl.
(Sunday at 10:30). maineboats.com
northatlanticbluesfestival.com August 17 Brunswick July 19-21 Belfast
Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival
Maine Celtic Celebration. Belfast Common/
featuring local and regional artists.
Steamboat Landing. Music, Kilted 5k
Children’s activities, local theater group
Road Race, Highland Heavy Games, Dog
performances & a variety of music.
Parade & Show, Cheese Roll, food and craft
vendors, etc. mainecelticcelebration.com August 17-24 Union July 20-21 Boothbay
Union Fair. unionfair.org
55th Antique Auto Days. Restored and running antique autos. railwayvillage.org 207-633-4727
CALENDAR August 30-31 Camden
October 12, 18-19 & 25-26 Prospect
Windjammer Festival. Camden Public
Fright at the Fort, 5:30 to 8:30pm. 20th
Landing. Family activities, build-a-boat
anniversary featuring the most memorable
contest, lobster crate races, pirates, boat
monsters, aliens, zombies and other scares
open houses, schooner crew talent show,
from the past 20 years. 20 minute tour
fireworks and more. 207-236-3438
through Fort Knox’s dark passageways and rooms where creepy creatures lurk in
August 30-Sept. 8 Boothbay Harbor
the shadows. Advance sale express tickets
8th Annual Boothbay Region Harbor
and additional information may be found
Fest. A celebration of our community
at fortknoxmaine.com, 207-469-6553 or
featuring food, music, art, fashion,
local wares & wellness events. FMI: November 29-Dec. 1 Rockland
Festival of Lights, Downtown Rockland. September 12-15 Camden
Events including the arrival of Santa via
Camden International Film Festival. One of
US Coast Guard boat, the lighting of the
the top 25 documentary film festivals in the
Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, and more.
October 11-14 Damariscotta
November – December Boothbay
Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Pumpkin
Dates TBA. Gardens Aglow at Coastal
decorating, pumpkin boat building, pumpkin
Maine Botanical Gardens. The gardens
hurl/catapult, pumpkin derby, kids activities,
will be decorated with thousands of
parades and the pumpkin boat regatta.
different colored lights. 207-633-8000.
October 12-13 Boothbay
December 6-8 Camden
52nd Fall Foliage Festival – Boothbay
Christmas by the Sea. A weekend
Railway Village railwayvillage.org
celebration including a parade, tree lighting,
musical entertainment, holiday sales, and Santa. camdenmaineexperience.com
CALENDAR February 7-9, 2020 Camden
August 22-25 Acton
U.S. National Toboggan Championships.
Acton Fair. actonfair.net
Camden Snow Bowl. 400 teams, chili and chowder challenge, music, tailgate parties,
September 7 Old Orchard Beach
costume contest, children’s activities. 207-
Bikefest on the Pier. Music, pig roast,
vendors. 207-934-3595 oobpier.com
October 25-27 Ogunquit
June – August York York Gateway Food Truck Wednesday. Every Wednesday 5:00-8:00 pm. York Region Chamber of Commerce, 1 Stonewall Lane. 207-363-4422; www.gatewaytomaine.org July 6-7 Wells Summer Solstice Craft Show. Seventy crafters and artists will gather in the seacoast community of Wells Maine to exhibit and sell there wares to include jewelry, pottery, stained glass, herbs, photography and much more. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free Parking & Admission. 207-646-2451 wellschamber.org July 25-Aug. 4 York
Ogunquitfest. Haunted theatre tours, autumn bazaar, classic car show, costume contest and parade and more. visitogunquit.org November 2-3 Wells League of MaineCraft Show – 55+ crafters and artists. 10:00am - 4:00pm FREE Parking and Admission. 207-646-5172 wellschamber.org November 30 York Lighting of the Nubble Lighthouse. Location: Sohier Park. New things in store for this year’s event. yorkparksandrec.org 207-363-1040
York Days. Local concerts, tournaments, fairs, annual Christmas in July celebration and lighting of the Nubble Light. Summer
residents and vacationers will have a
June 14-16 Bethel
chance to see the Nubble Light as it appears
Trek Across Maine. Sunday River to the
each year during the Christmas season.
Sea. A 3-day, 180 Mile bicycle tour to
benefit the American Lung Association. trekacrossmaine.com.
CALENDAR June 14-16 Naples
July 20 Bethel
Maine Blues Festival, Kick off the
62nd annual Molly Ockett Day. Bethel’s
summer season in the Lakes Region with
biggest and most beloved event. Artists and
blues musicians and great Maine food!
crafters on the town common, parade, live
music, kids’ entertainment, frog jumping contest, food, fireworks, more. 207-824-2282 mollyockettday.com
June 29 Kingfield Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts at
July 26-28 Bethel
Kennedy Farm. kingfieldpops.com
Tough Mountain Challenge. Sunday July 6 Bethel
River Resort - The ultimate event for the
30th Annual Bethel Art Fair. Enjoy
thrill-seeking athlete, and undoubtedly the
the work of local artists and artisans,
hardest race at Sunday River.
musical entertainment, and more. On the
Bethel Town Common. 207-824-2282, August 1 Rangeley
Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents Art in July 11-14 South Hiram
August, art show and sale. 10am – 4pm in
Ossipee Valley Fair. ossipeevalleyfair.com
Oquossoc Park. rangeleyarts.org
July 12-14 Lisbon Falls
August 16-18 Lewiston
The Annual Moxie Festival includes a 5K
Great Falls Balloon Festival.
road race, parade, car show, talent show,
fireworks and more! moxiefestival.com September 11-14 Oxford Oxford County Fair. oxfordcountyfair.com
July 19-21 Waterford Waterford World’s Fair.
September 15-21 Farmington
Farmington Fair. farmingtonfairmaine.com September 20-22 Unity Common Ground Country Fair. mofga.org September 29-Oct. 6 Fryeburg Fryeburg Fair. fryeburgfair.org Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in the calendars is correct, however, we recommend you contact the festival host to confirm dates, times, etc. Thank you.
September 29-October 6, 2019 www.fryeburgfair.org • 207-935-3268
food festivals & events May
June 27-29, Portland
May 12, Old Orchard Beach
Orthodox Church 207-774-0281
Annual Chowderfest on the Pier. 207-934-
Greek Food Festival, Holy Trinity Greek
3595 or oobpier.com
May 18, Old Orchard Beach
July 8-13, Pittsfield
Annual Beerfest. 12-5pm with live music on
Pittsfield Egg Festival. Music, art show,
the pier. 207-934-3595 or oobpier.com
Egglympics, Kiwanis Karnival, fireworks and
July 11, Oquossoc
June 1, Old Orchard Beach
Association Strawberry Festival in
Scottish Festival, Pipers, Highland Dancing, Traditional Scottish Foods, Scottish Entertainment, Scottish Bazaar, Artisans, Artists, Heavy Athletics. OOB365.com June 4-9, Kennebunkport Kennebunkport Festival. Great food, fine wines and inspired art. thekennebunkportfestival.com June 22, Bangor Best of the North Fest - On the Bangor Waterfront. Showcasing some of the best Breweries, Vintners and Distilleries that Maine has to offer as well as live music and local food trucks. bestofthenorthfest.com June 22, Brunswick Community BBQ. Fun games for the whole family and live music by a variety of local musicians. 11:30 am - 2 pm. brunswickdowntown.org June 22, Dover-Foxcroft Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. Food, Music, Fun. mainewhoopiepiefestival.com
Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Oquossoc Park features crafts, yard sale and food. July 17-21, Fort Fairfield Potato Blossom Festival. Something for everyone with athletic events, live music, a HUGE parade, fireworks and many family friendly activities. fortfairfield.org July 19-21, Saco Greek Heritage Festival, Traditional Greek dishes at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. FMI: 207-284-5651 July 19-21, Yarmouth Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival, Featuring cooking demonstrations, fried clams, clam cakes, clams on the half shell, clam fritters, lobsters, clam-shucking contests, and lots more! clamfestival.com July 20, Boothbay Rails, Tails & Ales. Midcoast Craft Beer Festival held at the Boothbay Railway Village. Maine craft beer, an outdoor car show and live music. railwayvillage.org
food festivals & events July 27, Skowhegan
August 16-18 Machias
Artisan Bread Fair. Skowhegan State
Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival.
Fairgrounds. Delicious breads and pastries,
handmade pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, the best books and equipment for
August 24, Wells
baking at home, live music, and more.
Annual Chilifest, chili and salsa
competitions, crafts, music and entertainment. FMI: 207-646-2451
July 27 Portland Maine Brewers’ Guild Summer Beer
August 30- Sept. 2 Boothbay Harbor
Festival. The biggest and best brewfest in
Harbor Fest: A Taste of Local Flavor, visit
local restaurants, pubs and markets to enjoy their signature taste and live music. Various times & locations. boothbayharborfest.com
August July 31-August 4, Rockland
Maine Lobster Festival, Tens of thousands of pounds of steamed Maine Lobster, waterfront activities, arts and crafts, live
September 1, Eastport
entertainment and more! 1-800-576-7512
Salmon & Seafood Festival, Featuring a
salmon BBQ, seafood chowders, craft show, music, farmers’ market and more!
August 2-3, Wilton
Blueberry Festival, Blueberry pies and other delicious food, crafts, games, family events,
September 14, Old Orchard Beach
and a free concert. wiltonbbf.com
Annual Chilifest on the Pier. FMI: 207-9343595 or oobpier.com
August 7, Waterville Taste of Greater Waterville. Street-side
September 21, Bethel
dining will feature various Waterville area
Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff. Bethel
restaurants’ delicious cuisines. Throughout
town common - artists & crafters, apple pie
the day there will be an array of children’s
contest, live music, wagon rides, and kids’
activities, food vendors and live music.
tasteofwaterville.com September 21, Gorham August 15, Rangeley
Oktoberfest at the Sebago Brewing Co.
Blueberry Festival, 207-864-5571FMI:
Brewery, 616 Main Street, Gorham, 1:00pm-
food festivals & events September 28, Casco
October 17-20 Portland
Lakes Region Brewer’s Festival, Maine’s
Harvest on the Harbor, Experience Maine’s
best beers and wines, includes foods,
finest culinary fare, featuring food, wine
wines, and entertainment. 207-647-3472
tastings, seminars, demonstrations
and more with Maine’s top chefs. FMI: harvestontheharbor.com
September 28, Livermore Falls Apple Pumpkin Festival. Vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical items, seasonal decorations and plenty of food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 29, Damariscotta Pemaquid Oyster Festival. Music, educational exhibits, boat rides, and lots of oysters harvested fresh from the Damariscotta River that morning. (menu with lots of choices other than oysters!) Noon to dusk at Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina. FMI: Greg at 207-
January January 26, 2020, Rockland Pies on Parade, Pie tasting at several inns and venues in the Rockland area. FMI: 207596-6611 or piesonparade.com Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in the calendars is correct, however, we recommend you contact the festival host to confirm dates, times, etc. Thank you.
October October 11-12, Southwest Harbor Acadia’s Oktoberfest and Food Festival, Wine Tasting on the 11th and Brewfest on the 12th, 20+ Maine brewers, specialty-food producers and other artisans at Smugglers Den Campground. acadiaoktoberfest.com October 12, Gardiner Swine & Stein. Beer, food and music. 11:30am – 5:30pm downtown. gardinermainstreet.org October 13, Unity Great Maine Apple Day, Cider-pressing, apple cookery, apple history, and traditions. FMI: 207-568-4142, mofga.org
If you’re looking for a unique place to retire,
Outdoor activities are abundant. In milder
look no further than Maine. The Pine Tree
months, take a whale watching tour or hop
State offers a slower lifestyle, countless
a ferry to sightsee nearby islands. Water
adventures and varied regions to explore.
lovers can surf, boat, kayak, and walk the
You’ll discover modern cities, easy-going
beaches. There are state parks, Acadia
hamlets, blooming college towns, quaint
National Park and the Appalachian Trail for
coastal villages, and idyllic mountain bergs.
hiking and bird watching. Leaf peeping is a must in the fall. Winter enthusiasts will
There are homes of every size and style
appreciate the ice skating, tobogganing,
to fit your budget. There are also well-
downhill and cross-country skiing. If you’ve
appointed retirement communities with
never ice fished, there are plenty of lakes to
condos, co-ops, cottages, and rental units.
hone a new hobby.
You’ll find them with ocean and lake views and nestled on golf courses and nature
A big draw to the state is Mainers
preserves. Amenities may include fine
themselves. They have a relaxed approach
dining, beauty salons, and indoor pools
to life and are friendly, hard-working and
helpful. This healthy attitude keeps stress
levels to a minimum. Speaking of health,
Never-ending happenings will keep you
top-notch medical care facilities with
sharp and young at heart. Recreational
outlying campuses and rural hospitals are
centers, art museums, theater venues,
available. Two more important perks--
libraries, garden tours, volunteering
Social Security is tax exempt and crime
opportunities, and interesting classes are
rates are low.
within close reach. Whatever you hope for
Maine has a wealth of seasonal and yearround farmers’ markets that allow you to
in your retirement years, you can realize your dreams in Maine.
eat well but are easy on the wallet. There’s fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods. Foodies will delight in the plentiful award-winning restaurants, roadside diners, lobster shacks, brewpubs, wineries, and year-round festivals that are perfect for exploring with your friends.
maine lighthouses No other visual image, except perhaps the red lobster, symbolizes Maine better than that of the lonely lighthouse, standing sentinel along the rocky coast. The Maine Office of Tourism reports that only about a dozen of these former saviors of the seacoast are located on the mainland. Another 50 were built on islands, reefs, ledges or breakwaters, and four have foundations completely submerged in the Atlantic Ocean.
In this age of radar, the cell phone and the GPS the work of Maine’s coastal guardians has been largely usurped, but not their allure. For a first-class tour, travel south to north to visit these must-see lighthouses.
“Lighthouses are something that’s only on the coast,” says Gabriel Susen of the Maine Office of Tourism, to explain why they draw so many visitors. “Plus you see them a lot in movies.” His office doesn’t have statistics on which lighthouses are most popular, but Susen does note that “the one at Cape Neddick is supposed to be the ‘most photographed.’”
Portland Head Light: Cape Elizabeth
The following lighthouses have museums or displays inside at least one building: Pemaquid Point: Bristol Monhegan Island Lighthouse & Museum: Monhegan Island Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum: Port Clyde Rockland Breakwater Light: Rockland Spring Point Ledge Light: Rockland
RECREATION Lighthouses are majestic beacons, silent sentinels that guard time and mariners alike. 8 Monhegan Island Light
(passenger ferry from Port Clyde, ferry or mail boat from Boothbay Harbor or New Harbor), 1824, (museum).
9 Rockland Breakwater Light
1902, Rockland, Waldo Avenue off Route 1 (in good weather only walk out to light at the end of the mile-long breakwater.
10 Owls Head Light
Owls Head, Lighthouse Road Route 73, 1826.
11 Brown’s Head Light
1832, Vinalhaven (auto ferry from Rockland).
12 Grindle Point Light
Islesboro (auto ferry from Lincolnville), museum, 1851, rebuilt 1874.
1 Cape Neddick Light Station
(Nubble Light), 1879, York, end of Nubble Road off Route 1A. On a nearby island, see from road.
13 Fort Point Light
Stockton Springs, Fort Point Road off Route 1, 1836.
2 Spring Point Ledge Light
South Portland, off Route 77, 1897.
3 Portland Breakwater (Bug Light)
Portland Harbor, from Route 77 to Broadway to Pickett Street to parking area for South Portland Public Landing, 1855-1870’s.
4 Portland Head Light,
Fort William, from Route 1 on 1A, 77 and Shore built between 1787-1909, (museum).
14 Eagle Island Light
(mail boat from Sunset on Deer Isle), 1839.
15 Bass Harbor Head Light
Southwest Harbor Route 102A, 1858.
16 Burnt Coat Harbor Light
Swan’s Island (ferry from Bass Harbor), 1872.
17 Bear Island Light
(ferry/mail boat from Northeast Harbor), 1853-1889.
5 Cape Elizabeth (Two Lights) Cape Elizabeth, off Route 77, 1827-1874.
18 West Quoddy Head Light
Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, South Lubec Rd. off Route 189, 1807, rebuilt 1858.
6 Pemaquid Point Light
Bristol, Light-house Park end of Route 130, 1927 (museum).
19 Ladies’ Delight
Manchester, (Pond Road, inland).
7 Marshall Point Light
Port Clyde, access from Route 131, 1832, rebuilt 1857 (museum).
Photo: Crab Apple Whitewater Photo by Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting
rafting You don’t have to be a thrill seeker to
Grand Falls to The Forks, and follows the
consider going on a whitewater rafting
longest stretch of continuous whitewater in
adventure in Maine, a state with an
the eastern U.S.
abundance of streams and rivers perfectly
Don’t ask Seth Coates, formerly of Windfall
suited to the sport. In fact, experts insist,
Rafting, to pick a favorite among the three
“Whitewater rafting is for anyone who
rivers, however. Says Coates, “They’re all
enjoys the outdoors. You don’t need to
my favorites! For playing and paddling
be a fitness fanatic or an Olympic athlete.
around, I like the Dead River. The Kennebec
People of all ages from 8-80 with no
is dependable and good for families,
previous experience raft Maine’s rivers …
and if you want a challenge, go for the
Many visitors have likened Maine’s rafting
experience to the ultimate, natural theme
Coates says he’s hooked. “I like a job where
I get to be outdoors,” he says. “My favorite
According to Raft Maine, an association
nine days of the year are when I’m training
of four professional whitewater rafting
new guides.” Coates says he has noticed
outfitters (trained guides), the Kennebec,
a change in customers over the past few
Penobscot and Dead Rivers are the state’s
years—more calls for reservations from
official rafting routes. The Kennebec trip is
“moms and girlfriends”—as the sport has
a 12-mile ride that begins at Harris Station
become increasingly family-oriented.
on Indian Pond and ends at The Forks,
“Rafters want to know they’re going to be
where the Kennebec and Dead Rivers
safe,” he says, “and there are fewer ‘raw
meet. The Penobscot ride begins with
rafters’ who want to capsize.”
two miles through Ripogenus Gorge, then
For the uninitiated, whitewater rafting
continues an additional 12 miles before
trips are categorized by degree of
ending at Pockwockamus Falls. The Dead
difficulty. They range from Class I (easy,
River expedition is a 16-mile trek from
no obstacles, small ripples, slow current)
reassure their prospects that a rafting
to Class VI (nearly impossible, very
experience is both safe and unforgettable.
dangerous, for well-prepared teams of
“Everybody who’s been rafting has a story,”
experts only). None of the three key rivers
in Maine has rapids greater than Class V. For beginners and the novices and younger kids, a mild Class II trip on the lower Kennebec or a tubing trip on the Kennebec from The Forks to Caratunk.
Prices for the services of a rafting outfitter vary depending on the month, day of the week and number of people in each group. A one-day trip on the Kennebec averages $80-$120 per person, on the Penobscot
Coates agrees that newcomers might want
$90-$130 per person, and on the Dead
to start slowly (“not on the Penobscot”),
$90-$140 per person.
but he and his Raft Maine colleagues
Featured Rafting Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting
North Country Rivers Maine
3 Lake Moxie Rd
36 Main St.
Magic Falls Rafting Co. 38 Dead River Rd. West Forks 800-207-7238 magicfalls.com
Maine has more green trees than any other
educational programs and special events
state in the union, and probably more green
such as art shows, dinners cooked with
thumbs too. As a result, there are dozens
local ingredients by top chefs, and Gardens
of magnificent gardens open to visitors in
Aglow in the winter.
search of a place to commune with nature or enjoy a bit of peace, quiet and serenity. Perhaps most popular among them are the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens located on 250 acres in Boothbay Harbor.
Many of Maine’s gardens are available as venues for a private party or special event such as a wedding. At TravelMaine we’ve developed a short list of recommended sites (see below). If
The Botanical Gardens are a mix of mostly
gardens are your passion, ask your host
natural landscapes and ornamental gardens
for details about the inn’s grounds before
that are world-class. The Botanical Gardens
making your reservations.
are open to the public year-round, offering
Recommended Garden Tours •
Asticou Azalea Garden, Northeast Harbor
Historic Conway Homestead & Museum, Camden
Blaine House Gardens, Governor’s Mansion, Augusta
McLaughlin Garden, South Paris
MerrySpring Nature Park, Camden
Celia Thaxter’s Garden, Appledore Island, Isle of Shoals
St. Anthony’s Monastery Grounds & Garden, Kennebunkport
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay
Viles Arboretum, Augusta
Wadsworth Longfellow House, Portland
Guild Victorian Garden at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland
Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park
Hamilton House Grounds, South Berwick
camping Maine has just about every camping
shopping experiences, dining, and elaborate
experience a visitor might want.
entertainment and activities. There are over 200 licensed campgrounds in Maine
For those looking for the rustic
according to the Maine Campground
experience, youâ€™ll find small clearings in wooded areas near lakes and streams just
big enough for you and a place to pitch
And for others, there is the experience
a tent. Quiet, solitude, and star lit skies
of camping in a cabin or lodge on the
will cap off the experience of camping in
grounds of many campgrounds. These
Maineâ€™s remotest areas.
range from quaint log built cabins that can accommodate a small family to grand
For some, the camping experience
rustic lodges that can accommodate
can be found in assorted commercial
many more guests.
campgrounds that offer everything from basic tent sites to far more elaborate
You may want to camp at one of Maineâ€™s
sites with water and electricity hook-ups
12 state park campgrounds with locations
for pull behind trailers or recreational
to suit your taste. For more information visit
vehicles. The campgrounds often have
amenities such as swimming pools, areas for sports and games, convenience stores, dumping stations, drinking water, picnic tables boat launched, firewood for sale and bathing facilities. Some even offer onsite
3 1/2 miles to Boothbay Harbor
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camping Featured Campgrounds & Rentals Hid’n Pines Family Campground
Shore Hills Campground & RV Park
8 Cascade Rd.
553 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay
Old Orchard Beach
Skowhegan Kennebec Valley KOA
Lee’s Family Trailer Sales & Service
18 Cabin Rd., RT 2, Canaan
480 Roosevelt Trail, Windham
Timberland Acres RV Park
57 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton
Libby’s Oceanside Camp
725 York St., York Harbor
Wassamki Springs Campground
56 Saco St., Scarborough
Maine Campground Owners Association
glamping Glamping’s perfect for nature-lovers who
accommodate couples to families and
want a gentler, glamorous camp. Think
include a woodburning stove, kitchenette,
decked out A-frames, cottages, boats, and
living/dining area, and bunk beds. There’s
sturdy canvas abodes with comfy beds,
100 acres to explore and the year-round
linens, baths, even electricity. Our state’s
activities are endless.
diverse landscape makes it just the place to explore this growing trend.
If you find yourself longing to vacation near the seaside town of Bar Harbor and Acadia
One location in Southern Maine includes
National Park, and longing to try glamping,
luxurious offerings, including their safari-
there are glamps in the area perfect for
like glamp tents for two or families of four.
four or six guests, are wood-framed with
Glampers will appreciate high ceilings,
sturdy canvas tenting--and interior walls
unique furnishings, mini fridges, a/c and
add privacy. They have kitchenettes, baths,
heat. There’s a general store (order a lobster
hot water, electricity, and Wi-Fi. One glamp
dinner here) and grab coffee at their snack
is wheelchair accessible. A hammock
bar. There’s a saltwater pool and kayak
promises naps and there’s a firepit for
rentals for exploring nearby waterways.
Close to the Quebec border in the Jackman-
Try a lofty experience on a midcoast Maine
Moose River Valley region you’ll find
island--touted as one of the state’s best-
well-equipped cabins that even have cable
kept secret. These tiny heated treehouses
TV and are pet-friendly. Take in stunning
are nicely furnished and overlook Maine’s
views of Big Wood Lake and breathe in the
Back River. They have funky decks with a
mountain air. Year-round activities include
cedar hot tub--accessible only by a rope
hiking, rafting and ice fishing.
If yurts are what you’re looking for
For more Maine glamp sites, visit
you’ll find some on Runaround Pond in
glampinghub.com and glamping.com.
Durham. These round eco-friendly units
Maine residents and visitors have more
to pick up local foods and chat with
than 140 farmers’ markets to explore
neighbors. Often you’ll find live music
across the state. From the big towns
and other activities, such as cooking
to the tiny hamlets, the wide array of
demonstrations, face painting, food
markets reflects Maine’s many diversified
sampling, and special programs for
farms and its rich crafting heritage.
children, making farmers’ markets great
Markets are on every day of the week, at
family destinations. (Most allow leashed
various times of day. If you’re vacationing,
dogs to attend as well, but be sure to
be sure to ask the locals or check www.
check in advance.)
mainefarmersmarkets.org. You’ll probably
Maine is one of the few states that has a
find a nearby market that suits your travel
law defining what qualifies as a “farmers’
market.” The law stipulates that 75%
Most farmers’ markets in Maine are
of the farm and food products offered
independently managed by the farmers,
by a vendor must have been grown or
so each one has a different character.
produced by that farmer. (Some markets
Some offer an array of prepared foods,
are even stricter, requiring that everything
and perhaps even seating areas where
in the stall come from the vendor’s farm.)
you can enjoy a relaxed meal. Others
Whichever is the case, shoppers at
cater more to shoppers heading home
Maine farmers’ markets can rest assured
from work, and offer a convenient spot
that the products they buy were grown/
produced/caught locally, not trucked in
wide range of products under one canopy.
from out of state!
Don’t pass by the small farmers’ market,
Of course, most markets offer more than a rich selection of foods. Looking for a Mainemade souvenir? Consider jewelry made by a local artisan, a painting or photo of a New England scene, or a unique craft item, all of which are frequently found at Maine farmers’ markets. Crafters won’t want to miss the richly colored yarns available. Baskets, soaps, and candles are other potential gifts that are easy to take home. Shopping at the farmers’ market ensures you are not only “shopping local,” but directly supporting Maine farmers and artisans. The markets range in size from two
assuming there won’t be much on offer. You’re likely to be pleasantly surprised by the varied selections, and by the warmth of your reception. Shopping at any size market is casual and friendly, and since many accept credit, debit, and EBT cards, it’s easy as well. So while you’re in Maine, make it a point to explore a few farmers’ markets. You’ll meet some farmers, get to mingle with friendly natives, support the local economy, and get a taste of Maine’s hopping local foods scene! Editorial content courtesy of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets
farmers to more than 40 vendors or more. Because many farms are so diversified, it’s not uncommon to find a farmer offering a
Featured markets Bath Farmers’ Market
Camden Farmers’ Market
Commercial Street, Bath
40 Washington St. (Rte 105), Camden
Year-round, Sat., 9-Noon
May - Oct., Sat., 9am - Noon
Mid-June - Sept., Wed., 3:30pm-6pm camdenfarmersmarket.org
Boothbay Farmers’ Market 1 Common Dr., Boothbay
Kittery Community Market
May-Oct: Thursday 9am - Noon
10 Shapleigh Rd, Kittery
Summer: Jun. 2 - Oct. 6, Sundays, 10am-2pm
Winter dates see website KitteryCommunityMarket.com
Brewer Farmers’ Market
Union Farmers’ Market
318 Wilson St. (Brewer Auditorium Parking Lot) Mid-May - Oct, Tues, Thurs, Sat,
280 Common Rd, Union Common
8:30am - 1pm
May 10 - Oct. 4, Fridays, 3-6pm
(207)948-5724 or (207)948-2111
Brunswick Farmers’ Market
Waldoboro Farmers’ Market
Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street
Waldoboro Town Office, 1600 Atlantic Hwy
May - Nov: Tues. & Fri. 8am - 2pm
Saturday, June 22 - Sept. 14, 9am - Noon (207)832-0633
Bucksport Bay Farmers’ Market
York Gateway Farmers’ Market
99 Main St. Next to Bucksport Post Office May-Oct: Thursday 2pm-5pm
Summer & Winter: 1 Stonewall Ln., York
May 26-Oct 6, Every Sat., 9am-1pm;
Nov-Mar, Every Other Sat.,9am-1pm
Featured co-ops & natural food markets Belfast Co-op 123 High St., Belfast (207)338-2532 | belfast.coop Blue Hill Co-op 70 South Street (Summer 2019)
(207)882-6374, (336)460-1731 bigbarncoffee.com
Blue Hill (207) 374-2165 | bluehill.coop Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, CafĂŠ and Bagel Shop 750 Main St., Rockland (207)594-8822 | goodtern.coop Portland Food Co-op 290 Congress St., Portland (207)805-1599 | portlandfood.coop Royal River Natural Foods 443 US Rte. 1, Freeport (207)865-0046 | rrnf.com FIND US ALL ON FACEBOOK!
Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries
From microbreweries and brewpubs that
wines in an old milking barn, even a hilltop
craft award-winning beers, to wineries
vineyard with porch rockers, perfect for
and cellars that ferment delicious wines
a glass of Riesling while taking in ocean
and hard ciders, to distilleries that create
views. Vintner’s lean into the local produce
amazing spirits, Maine’s countless
that flourishes here--grapes, peaches,
establishments and their offerings are
pears, apples, cranberries, rhubarb, and
noteworthy and promise to please the
blueberries. Some winemakers procure
most demanding palate.
grapes from Europe and California for traditional wines like Cabernets and
If you’re into complex brews--ales, porters,
Chardonnays. Regardless of the fruit’s
tans, wheats, pilsners and every style and
origin, you’ll delight in the many red and
type in between--you’re in the right place.
whites, aperitifs, and dessert and ice wines
According to Maine Brewers Guild, in 2018
that you won’t find elsewhere.
there were 117 active, licensed breweries across the state. For the craft aficionado,
For cocktails, there are hip distilleries
visit many brew houses to compare and
across the state that will gladly pour your
discover remarkable bottled, canned
favorite beverage. You’ll find originality, like
and drafts with layered flavors. For a full
the small batch distillery turning out rum,
experience, look for breweries with guided
agave, vodka, bourbon, and whiskey that
tours, beer “flights” for small sips, food
lets you tour and taste, or perhaps you’d
pairings, and weekend bands. From casual
like to take their cocktail making class?
to eclectic, Maine’s breweries combine
There’s the tasting room in an old brick
heart and passion to serve up outstanding
train shed where you can sample high-
quality spirits like rum, scotch, and gin. And there’s a micro-distillery that focuses
There are scores of wineries across the
on corn-made vodka. Just look around
state and each are unique as their wines
the state, Maine’s got it all going on in the
and ciders. You’ll find an estate winery
world of distilled spirits.
that’s both elegant and charming, a small vineyard with fun-named blends, a full-functioning farm that produces
Whether you're leaving or arriving in our Great State, whether you're North or South of Portland, whether you prefer a bar stool or a chair, we have the places for you. Cheers!
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The Maine Beer Trail isn’t just a list, it’s an adventure. We’re inviting you to visit our breweries all across Maine — in city pubs and river lodges, revitalized mills and old barns, along downtown storefronts and hidden dirt road hideaways all around Maine, this is your trail map. Lucky for you, Maine brewers are making quality craft beer near every must-see location in Maine! For more information beyond breweries, check out visitmaine.com
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Award winning sparkling wines and distilled spirits made from local apples, pears and maple syrup. Oakland, Maine
BEST BREWERY. 5 PAYNE AVE. LIVE MUSIC. ROCKLAND, ME TOURS & BEER.
Tasting room and gift shop on site
152 Fairfield Street, Oakland, ME 04963 207.465.3007
Whether you're leaving or arriving in our Great State, whether you're North or South of Portland, whether you prefer a bar stool or a chair, we have the places for you. Cheers!
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• Hidden Spring Winery
• Anthony Lee’s Winery
Boothby’s Orchard & Farm • Ricker Hill Farms •
Wallingfords Fruit House • Vista of Maine •
• Oyster River Winegrowers
Portersfield Cider • Urban Farm Fermentary •• Cellardoor the Point Sweetgrass Old Port Shop • eighteen twenty wines • • Solar Rock Winery Prospect • Mead Room Hill Winery • • Sweetgrass Kennebunk Shop
wine trail A Wild Fern Winery
Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery
235 Farmington Falls Rd.
175 Barrett Hill Rd., Union
Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery Cellardoor at the Point
152 Fairfield St., Oakland
4 Thompsonâ€™s Point Rd., Portland
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Penobscot Bay Brewery
367 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville
279 South Main St., Winterport
Award winning sparkling wines and distilled spirits made from local apples, pears and maple syrup.
Prospect Hill Winery & Vineyard 318 Orrills Hill Rd, Lebanon (207)651-9335 prospecthillwines.com TR
Tasting room and gift shop on site
152 Fairfield Street, Oakland, ME 04963 207.465.3007
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G = Grape wines
M = Mead wines
S = Sparkling wines
V = Vineyard and/or Orchard
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To boost your well-being and sense of
If skiing, ice-skating or snowboarding
purpose, get away to one of Maine’s
invigorates you, the mountains of Maine
many retreats. From elegant world-class
have welcoming upscale and romantic
resorts and luxurious boutique hotels to
resort hotels. After a day on the slopes,
rustic cottages, there’s one that will suit
head to the lodge and warm up by the
your needs. Simply tap into your favorite
fire. Wind down in your palatial suite and
pastime or guilty pleasure so you can
soak in the oversized jetted tub. Mountain
relax, unplug and celebrate your spirit.
resorts boast year-round activities like golfing, hiking and festivals so you can
Yoga devotees will rejoice in the plentiful
head to the hills any time, leaving your
seminars offered in restful settings.
Bring your partner, spouse or make it a mother-daughter weekend and
To expand and empower your mental
enjoy the bliss together. You’ll discover
horizons, sign up for a themed
packages with wellness treatments,
inspirational workshop. These are set in
fitness classes, meditation, and heathy
gorgeous lake, mountain and oceanside
vegetarian meals. Namaste.
locations, and you’ll be treated to thought-
provoking classes, sumptuous rooms,
For those who kick back by pursuing
gourmet meals, water sports, and nature
outdoor adventures, Maine is your
walks. Take along a friend and appreciate
playground. Try a sea kayaking expedition
the journey together.
with overnight camping on an ocean
How about a pampering holiday to soothe what ails? If ocean breezes settle you, there are luxurious coastal spas offering salt massages, facials and mani-pedis-the indulgences are limitless. You’ll find gorgeous accommodations, fine dining, seaside and indoor pools, and hospitable
island. Thrill in a wildlife and moose safari tour. Get an adrenaline rush from whitewater rafting down a fast-flowing, wavy river. To really unwind, combine a few incredible adventures, call a rugged cabin home for a few days and you’ll have an experience you won’t soon forget.
staffers ready to please. Bring a gal pal or if you’re betrothed, treat your bridesmaids to a calm spa day or weekend.
Whale Watching & Scenic Boat Tours Whale watching excursions and boat tours
kaleidoscope of colors dotting over
are a fitting way to explore Maine’s rich
3,000 miles of the mainland’s coast.
coastal scenery and natural gifts sure to
Board a ferry that takes you past rugged
take your breath away. You’ll spy tiny seaside
coastlines, through bustling working
towns and hilltop villages, quiet coves and
harbors and to islands both near and far.
inlets, sandy beaches and remote islands,
Lighthouse boat tours are plentiful. There
and native birds and sea life.
are 65 beacons across Maine’s coast and
Sign up for one of the numerous whale
islands and history buffs will find these
watching excursions in harbor front
interesting. A lobster tour promises to be
towns and marinas. These sea-faring
memorable--you’ll learn about Maine’s
vessels motor into ocean waters to get
lobstering industry, how the crustaceans
you up close and personal to massive
are caught and watch as crews unload
species such as humpback and finback.
the traps at port. Ask where the fresh haul
Picture sitting in a comfy vessel or high-
is heading so you can follow and enjoy a
speed catamaran, waiting and watching,
succulent lobster dinner.
then being wowed when a mammoth
Crews and naturalists on nature cruises
whale jumps out of the depths,
enlighten on wildlife and point out seals,
spins and drops back into the seas.
porpoises, osprey, and puffins. If you’re
Knowledgeable captains and crews
into salt water fishing, take a day charter
narrate, educate and answer questions
so you can cast a line. If you’d like to
on whales and marine life.
raise the sails and move with the winds,
Seasonal and year-round ferry lines
there are tours and private charters
and boat companies specialize in an
to enthrall. Windjammer outings are
assortment of tours up and down the
available for days to a week--fantastic
coast. For a romantic evening of star
for soaking in the coast of Maine.
gazing and dancing, venture on a sunset
cruise that features a local band. A fall foliage tour is perfect for seeing the
scenic boat tours
Photo by Don Dunbar
Recommended whale watch & scenic boat tours Camden Harbor Cruises
Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch
Pier 1 and Pier 7
Schooner Olad & Cutter Owl 1 Bayview Landing
104 Water St.
(207) 853-2500 eastportwindjammers.com
LOBSTERING & LIGHTHOUSE CRUISES
DEPARTING CAMDEN ABOARD LIVELY LADY
CamdenHarborCruises.com PHONE 207.236.6672
Photo: Don Dunbar
Maine is lucky enough to be one of only
snowmobile trails. Many a traveler has also
a few states in the U.S. that has a sizable
seen them on the roadways in Maine with a
moose population. While estimates on
collision averted by paying close attention in
the moose population in Maine are hotly
areas they are known to wander.
debated, an extensive study released in
To increase your chances of seeing a
2013 estimates it at 76,000, the largest
moose in Maine, contact one of the
concentration of moose in the country next
outfitters that specialize in moose watching
tours or moose safaris. Youâ€™ll have the
Moose can be seen throughout the
opportunity to safely and comfortably view
state, but their population is greatest in
these creatures with knowledgeable guides
the Western Lakes and Mountains, the
giving you information about their habits
Kennebec Valley, the Maine Highlands, and
and life in the Maine woods.
Aroostook County. The best times to spot
While moose are usually tame animals,
them are at dusk and dawn from mid-May
never approach them too closely. They have
through July and again in the fall during
been known to charge people when they
their breeding time, called the â€œrutting
feel threatened. And if you spot them on the
season.â€? Always view moose with caution.
road you are traveling, always give them the
Stay away from females (cows) with calves
right of way to pass. Remember that they
and from males (bulls) during mating time.
are capable of running 35 miles per hour on land and 6 miles per hour in the water.
Remember that moose are huge animals standing as high as 7 feet at the shoulder,
For A Guaranteed Sighting: The Maine
as much as 10 feet in length, and weighing
Wildlife Park in Gray usually has a few
anywhere from 1000 to 1500 pounds.
moose in residence as well as many other
Because of their size, moose find it easier
creatures native to Maine.
to move about in open areas like logging roads, wet bogs, open fields, or hiking and
Waterfalls are majestic creations of
At 90 ft., spectacular Moxie Falls in the
nature. Rushing rivers, meandering brooks
Kennebec Valley is one of the highest
and modest streams spill over rocky drop-
in the state. It features a plunge and
offs and flow into pools or ponds below.
cascades---a series of small falls that run
Since Maine is laden with countless
over various rock levels. It’s a 20-minute
watersheds and has an interesting
walk from parking and you’ll discover deck
topography, it’s not surprising that The
platforms excellent for viewing. Visit in the
Pine Tree State has over 100 waterfalls,
fall, leaf peeping is great here.
from those tucked into mountainsides to roadside gems. Here are a few easily accessible falls to explore.
Screw Auger Falls of Grafton Notch in Oxford County will awe you with its 25 ft. plunge falls that produces currents of
Picturesque Cascade Falls near Saco
whitewater and drops an additional 30 ft.,
in southern Maine is categorized as a
creating cascades as the river rolls past
horsetail--a vertical falls that hugs the
grottos, pools and a rare small natural
bedrock. This hidden jewel is a short
arch. Historical tidbit: 1850’s settlers built
10-minute-walk from parking, but there’s
a saw mill over the falls and ran it with the
a moderate-to-steep trail to the base of
Smalls Falls Rest Area in Franklin County
The 44 ft. Shin Brook Falls in North
surprises travelers who are simply
Penobscot has three drops, two are
stopping for a respite. Small Falls has
plunges--vertical falls that shoot
four separate drops totaling 54 ft. and
beyond the rock, and they give way to a
diversity makes this a special treasure.
breathtaking 30 ft. horsetail. While the
Horsetails, plunges, cascades and a slide-
trailhead to the upper vantage point is
-the current glides down over shallow rock
only a moderate 10-minute hike, the path
slopes. Sit along the colorful ravine, swim
to the base of the falls is difficult.
in the creek and picnic.
maine lobster rolls Moose watching, visiting lighthouses, fall
be buttered and grilled to a golden brown.
foliage and the rocky coast are just some
The meat is usually tossed with butter or
of the typical reasons millions of people
light mayo and salt and pepper. You can
visit Maine every year. Yet, some say a
find the most mouth-watering and truly
Maine vacation is never complete with the
delicious Maine lobster rolls at restaurants,
sampling of Maine lobster and what better
food trucks, diners and clam shacks across
way to do that than without the classic
the state. But, all will agree that it must be
“Maine Lobster Roll”.
packed full of FRESH Maine lobster.
Ask any Mainer, “what is a lobster roll?”
Here are a few of the places we recommend
and the responses will vary. The type of roll
is often unique, but most agree it should
lobster rolls Barnacle Billy’s
50 – 70 Perkins Cove Rd., Ogunquit
5 Portland Pier, Portland
Two restaurants side by side in quaint
Fresh seafood straight from the
Perkins Cove. A truly down east
oceans of Maine.
experience. Bob’s Clam Hut
315 US Route 1, Kittery, 207-439-4233
207 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough
111 Cumberland Ave., Portland, 207-536-
Famous for seafood since 1927!
Fresh seafood since 1956. Cook’s Lobster & Ale House
Porthole Restaurant & Pub
Garrison Cove Rd., Bailey Island
20 Custom House Wharf, Portland
Where all great things come together
The way Portland does summer!
for one. DiMillo’s Restaurant & Lounge
Portland Lobster Co.
25 Long Wharf (for GPS use 154
180 Commercial St., Portland
Commercial St.), Portland
Committed to serving the freshest
New England’s one-of-a-kind restaurant.
Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster
Shaw’s Lobster Wharf
36 Main St., South Freeport
129 State Route 32, New Harbor
Family owned and operated business
This is Maine Coast at its best, and
serving Maine seafood on the working
we’re proud of it.
The National Scenic Byways Program
From craggy shorelines and granite-
was established in 1991 to help
capped mountains to crystal lakes and
recognize, preserve, and enhance
spruce–fir forests, Acadia All American
selected roads throughout the
Road is perfect for exploring. Extensive
United States. The U.S. Secretary of
carriage roads and hiking trails give
Transportation recognizes these roads
access to Acadia National Park. See
based on factors such as archeological,
fishing and sailboats in Frenchman’s Bay
cultural, historic, natural, recreational,
or go back in time to see the “cottages”
and scenic intrinsic qualities. Maine is
of old Bar Harbor.
proud to serve as home for four of these
Old Canada Road Scenic Byway -78.2
specially designated byways.
miles in length – Takes about two and a half hours to drive or eight hours to visit.
Acadia All-American Road - 40.0 miles in length- Takes three hours to drive or
Tracing the route of generations of
eight hours to visit.
travelers between Maine and Quebec,
Acadia National Park is a United States
this segment of U.S. Rt. 201 winds right
National Park located southwest of
alongside the Kennebec River, Wyman
Bar Harbor. The park includes much of
Lake, and the Dead River. Encounter
Mount Desert Island and associated
old-time villages and abundant wildlife in
smaller islands along the Atlantic coast.
mountain ridges, forests, and rivers. US
(Acadia National Park charges an
201 begins in Brunswick and follows the
Kennebec River from Gardiner, Maine, to
The Forks where it winds away from the
Schoodic Scenic Byway - 29.0 miles in
river and runs up into the north woods
length – Takes one hour to drive or eight
mountains before reaching Jackman and
hours to visit.
extending into Quebec, Canada at the border crossing.
The Schoodic Scenic Byway travels through the eastern seaboard, including
Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway - 35.6
the “quiet” side of Acadia National Park.
miles in length – Takes two to three hours
The landscape remains unspoiled,
to drive and eight or more hours to visit.
revealing a part of Maine where lobstering
This byway follows Routes 17 and 4 in the western part of the state which is home to the many scenic lakes and streams that the region is known for. The route
and clamming are still a tradition. Discover the local artisans’ crafts and let the mountains, coastal islands, historic buildings, and lighthouses enchant you.
follows the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains before dropping into rolling hills and valleys. The Height of Land on Route 17 is the centerpiece of this scenic drive, offering scenic views of Mooselookmeguntic Lake. The scenic countryside and rolling mountains set the backdrop for fantastic vistas making it a popular route for travelers.
directory Rising Tide Beer Sebago Brewing Co.
Colony at Hull’s Cove, The Fireside Inn & Suites Eastland Motel Motel East Quoddy Properties White House Inn
Hulls Cove Bangor Lubec Eastport Eastport Bangor
Bangor International Airport Bar Harbor Chamber Cape Air Ellsworth Area Chamber Quoddy Properties
Eastport Bangor Bar Harbor
109 3 101
Kennebec Moose River Valley
Bangor Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Ellsworth Eastport
163 102 100 99 109
Dysart’s Bangor 96 Seadog Brewing Bangor 146 Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound Trenton 100
Eastern Maine Images Gallery and Gifts Eastport Breakwater Gallery Fiore Monica’s Chocolates Oli’s Trolley Gift Shop
Eastport Eastport Bar Harbor, Brewer Lubec Bar Harbor
107 109 83 106 101
Greater Portland Accommodations Best Western Freeport Inn Budget Inn Falmouth Inn Maine Motel Pine Haven Motel Quality Suites
Freeport South Portland Falmouth South Portland South Portland Freeport
Activities Maine Historical Society Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Victoria Mansion
100 97 107 109 109 97
Eastport Windjammers Hollywood Casino Oli’s Trolley Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Portland South Portland
47 33 12, 46 33 33 46
Bob’s Clam Hut Portland Coffee Me Up Portland DiMillo’s Restaurant Portland Great Lost Bear, The Portland Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pubs Freeport, Portland Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Co. South Freeport J’s Oyster Portland Pom’s Thai Portland, S. Portland Porthole Restaurant Portland Portland Lobster Company Portland
43 44 41 146 146 46 35 32 37 34
Portland 44 Freeport 83 Falmouth 45 Portland, Freeport 43 Portland 44 Portland 44
Accommodations Senator Inn
Cape Air Delta Ambulance North Country Rivers
Augusta Augusta Bingham
100 111 132
Restaurants/Food Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery
Retail Hathaway Mill Antiques Houston-Brooks Auctioneers Tree Spirits Winery and Distillery
Waterville Burnham Oakland
Maine Highlands Accommodations Birches Resort, The Maynard’s Wilsons on Moosehead Lake
Portland 35 Portland 40
Elizabeth Prior Fiore Forget Me Nots Sea Bags Maine Sock Shack Swiss Time
Moosehead Lake 113 Rockwood 113 Greenville Jct. 113
Midcoast Accommodations Boothbay RV-Cottages Cedar Crest Inn Cod Cove Inn Country Inn, The Craignair Inn & Restaurant Flagship Inn Glenmoor by the Sea Hampton Inn & Suites Harbour Towne Inn Linekin Bay Resort Newagen Seaside Inn Pine Grove Cottages Point Lookout Relax Inn Rockland Harbor Hotel Russell House Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort Travelers Inn Wiscasset Woods Lodge
Boothbay Camden Edgecomb Camden Spruce Head Boothbay Harbor Camden Thomaston Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor Southport Lincolnville Northport Brunswick Rockland Boothbay Harbor
74 87 77 87 80 77 87 84 75 73 73 89 87 66 84 73
Edgecomb Brunswick Wiscasset
73 66 70
directory Activities Boothbay Railway Village Camden Harbor Cruises Cap’N Fish Whale Watch Historic Fort Knox Maine Lobster Festival Maine Maritime Museum Maine State Music Theatre North Atlantic Blues Festival Owl’s Head Transportation Museum Schooner Olad & Owl
Boothbay Camden Boothbay Harbor Prospect Rockland Bath Brunswick Rockland Owl’s Head Camden
Campgrounds Shore Hills Campground
Belfast Area Chamber Blue Hill Chamber Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber Cape Air
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Belfast Blue Hill
Boothbay Harbor Rockland
Big Barn Coffee Mobile 141 Blue Hill Co-op Blue Hill 93 Boothbay Craft Brewery & Watershed Tavern Boothbay 74 Cook’s Lobster & Ale House Bailey Island 67 Craignair Inn & Restaurant Spruce Head 80 Narrows Tavern, The Waldoboro 79 Rock Harbor Pub Rockland 83, 147 Seadog Brewpub Topsman, Camden 146 Shaw’s Fish & Lobster New Harbor 78
Retail Bennett’s Gems & Jewelry Big Al’s Big Al’s Fireworks Cabot Mill Antiques Fiore Maine State Prison Showroom Sea Bags
Belfast 91 Wiscasset 162 Wiscasset 69 Brunswick 66 Brunswick , Rockland 83 Thomaston 80 Camden, Rockland
Southern Maine Accommodations Abellona Inn & Suites Alouette Beach Resort Aspinquid at Norseman Captain Jefferds Carolina Resort Falmouth Inn Lafayette Oceanfront Resort Lodge at Kennebunk, The Norseman Resort Seacastle Resort Waves Oceanfront Resort
Old Orchard Beach Old Orchard Beach Ogunquit Kennebunkport Old Orchard Beach Falmouth Wells Kennebunk Oqunquit Ogunquit Old Orchard Beach
Activities Finest Kind Cruises
Campgrounds Hid N’ Pines Campground
Old Orchard Beach
Libby’s Oceanside Camp Wassamki Springs Camp
York Beach Scarborough
Kathleen Scott Cape Elizabeth Karen Schlegel Kennebunk Maine Veterinary Medical Center Scarborough Ogunquit Chamber Ogunquit
Alouette Beach Resort Barnacle Billy’s Bob’s Clam Hut Ken’s Place Pat’s Pizza Run of the Mill Brewery
8 21 31 16
Old Orchard Beach Ogunquit Kittery Scarborough Scarborough Saco
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Western Maine Accommodations Colonial Valley Motel Hampton Inn Mount Blue Motel Noble House Inn Poland Spring Resort Rangeley Inn, The Rangeley Saddleback Inn Sebago Lakes Lodge and Cottages
Farmington Lewiston/Auburn Farmington Bridgton Poland Spring Rangeley Rangeley
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Fryeburg Fair Poland Spring Golf & Fenn Park Oxford Casino Songo River Queen II
Poland Spring Oxford Naples
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Bethel Area Chamber Krainin Real Estate Lee’s Family Trailer Sale and Service Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber
Restaurants/Food 22 23 18 21 25 12 16 19 18 18 25
Cyndi’s Dockside Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pubs Umbrella Factory, The
Poland Spring Auburn Naples
53 146 55
Fiore Richardson’s Boat Yard Tasteful Things Umbrella Factory, The
Lewiston 83 Windham 54 Bridgton 58 Naples 55
Statewide Camp Maine Maine Dept. of Agriculture Conservation & Forestry Maine Turnpike EZ Pass Reny’s
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