Collected by Christina Saull, AFAR Ambassador
Located in the far northeast part of the U.S., Maine has miles of beautiful, rocky coastline along with acres of dense interior forest. The home of lobster rolls and whoopie pies, moose and bald eagles, pine tree and rocky awesomeness.
180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
2695 US-1, Sullivan, ME 04664, USA
We rolled up to Aquaterra Adventures for our fourth kayaking trip in a week. Despite all of our previous experience, we weren't sure what to expect at a kayaking outfitter that largely caters to tourists. Our guide, Mark, greeted us with the good...
Kennebunkport, ME, USA
Most people who come to the very scenic & famous Kennebunkport, Maine forget to actually take part in the richness of the area. Sailing up the Kennebunk River is an awesome thing to do & a great way to see the town from another perspective via the...
12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
Chances are that when you think of a lighthouse, the image that pops into your head is the iconic Portland Head Light. The tapered white tower on the end of a rocky cape buffeted by crashing waves? Yup, that’s the one. The adjacent...
Portland, ME, USA
Whether you go for the traditional lobster roll or not, Portland, Maine is a little city with plenty of delicious food to offer. One of our favorites is J's Oyster House. J’s Oyster House is situated right on the water. The building looks like its...
14 The Field, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA
We had spent the previous seven days making our way up the coast of Maine, staying at rather basic, budget friendly accommodations. The final stop of our Maine road trip was to be the most popular, the most crowded, the most anticipated: Bar...
9 Thurston Rd, Bernard, ME 04612, USA
Bar Harbor is home to quite a variety of places to consume lobster. However, none of them are quite as authentic and delicious as Thurston's Lobster Pound on the "quiet side" of the island. It's a bit of a drive from Bar Harbor, but the food is...
A certain amount of dedication is required to see the sunrise. You have to commit to getting up early, then fight the urge to hit snooze when "go time" comes around. You drag yourself out of bed and to the prime sunrise watching spot - in this...
Peaks Island, Portland, ME 04108, USA
You really can't experience Portland without experiencing the islands of Casco Bay. The bay is everything to the city. It drives the fishing industry, the tourism industry, and most of the local fun. A ferry service leaving off Commercial Street...
40 Bowery Beach Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
From the pastry chef’s freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies for the turn down service, to the signature blue and white weather card I received indicating that the next morning was going to be “38 degrees, with a slight chance of showers,” I knew...
77 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
A great place to soak in some local cultural with watching the lobsterman & fisherman working. Catching a glimpse at the many boat in Caper Porpoise Harbor and near nearby islands. It's a great place to hangout for the afternoon & to take in the...
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