Summers on the coast of Maine are like a trip in time. It is the ideal place where to slow down, relax, enjoy unspoiled beaches, take long walks in pine forests, and taste great food, and not just lobster!
The coastline is breathtaking and rocky but also offers inviting beaches. You will fall under the charm of the small villages and quiet harbors full of sailboats and fishing vessels.
Portland: cobblestone streets and authentic fishing harbor, Portland’s Old Port district is extremely charming.
This is quintessential urban New England and one of the best cities where to eat and not just lobster!
Kennebunkport: historic sea captain mansions that line Summer street, local museums, splendid summer cottages that grace Ocean Ave and scenic beaches.
Acadia National Park: lakes, rugged shores, maritime pine, birch and maple forests and pink granite mountains, this is a hiker paradise. This park offers stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife on the Eastern Seaboard, Acadia National Park is open to explore year-round.
Explore its natural wonder: Acadia National Park, fjord like coastline, long sandy beaches, thick pine forests, rivers brimming with rainbow trout, lakes and inhabited islands.
Discover a rich and vibrant culture. Visit the nation’s most affluent families’ vacation “cottages” in Bar Harbor, walk the streets of the Old Port of Portland and see how the fishing boats unload their daily catch straight to the fishmonger shops, and of course follow the lighthouse trail!
For foodies, Portland is one of the most vibrant foodie destinations in the US offering the freshest seafood, craft beers and farm to table ingredients. Our favorite spots are Miyake for Japanese addicts, Honey Paw for fusion cuisine, Eventide Oyster Co. for the best sea food and buttery lobster rolls, Chaval for Portuguese cuisine, Piccolo for Italian, Duck Fat for French fries and of course Hugo’s for a more formal but still fun dining experience.
For active travels, mountain bike at Acadia National Park, Kayak the coast and the small inhabited islands, Canoe along thousands of miles of flowing rivers and streams
Immerse yourself in New England culture, sleep in an inn, find treasures in antique shops and above all relax!
Have a lobster roll or a crab roll in a clam shack or indulge on fried clams and lobster bisque
There is nothing better than taking a sun bath, sipping a cocktail, watching the tides go by, while enjoying amazing sea-food.
Enjoy the Foliage show during the fall
The surrounding countryside of Camden is full of blazing color, offset by gray-shingled homes and sailboats. Acadia National park offers some of the finest foliage in northern New England. Downeast Maine’s vast wild blueberry fields turn a brilliant cranberry red each fall, setting the landscape on fire with color
Shop in Antique Stores
The picturesque village of Cornish is a heaven for treasure hunters, check out the Cornish Trading Company!
Ride Icelandic horses
Like Iceland, Maine has a stunning landscape and a ride is a wonderful way to enjoy it and discover nature!
Feel the wind
Cruise Camden’s scenic coast aboard an historic wooden schooner. This is a real taste of traditional Maine sailing. Take the helm, raise the sails, or just find a comfortable spot on deck; an environmentally-friendly alternative to motorized cruises.
Take a lobster cruise
Great opportunity to learn whether the lobster is a hard shell, soft shell, male or female while admiring the rugged coast and lighthouses.
Follow the Lighthouses
Maine’s 65 historic lighthouses beckon to visitors today just as they have drawn and guided ships into safe harbors for centuries along the state’s rocky coastline. One of our favorite and most singular one is Marshall Point Lighthouse: Port Clyde, Maine. You may recognize this light station from the movie « Forest Gump. » Tom Hanks ran out on the wooden runway to the tower and back during his long cross-country trek.
RECOMMENDED HOTELS & INNS
White Barn Inn****
This venerable Kennebunkport inn is a must stay. It offers an ideal location 600 m from the beach and boasts an on-site restaurant and a full service spa and massage treatments. An outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi are also available. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea.
Guests can use the free bicycles and canoes provided by the Kennebunkport White Barn Inn and Spa. Relaxing massage and salon services are offered.
The White Barn Inn Restaurant offers a four-course dinner with classic New England cuisine
The Press Hotel Portland****
The hotel is 100 m from Portland Downtown Historic District, 400 m from Wadsworth Longfellow House and 900 m from Victoria Mansion.
It offers a restaurant and a fitness centre.
Each room will provide you with air conditioning. There is also a refrigerator. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries.
You can enjoy city view from the room.
At The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection you will find an airport shuttle
Portland Harbor Hotel****
The hotel is 400 m from Wadsworth Longfellow House, 500 m from Portland Downtown Historic District and 600 m from Victoria Mansion.
It offers a restaurant and a fitness centre,. ree WiFi access is available in this luxury hotel.
Flat-screen TVs are included in every guestroom, as well as a refrigerator and desk. Some rooms include a sofa, spa bath and a view.
Private convenient parking underground and free bikes!
Portland International Jetport Airport is 4 km away.
We love to stay in this hotel as
Our favorite Portland Japanese restaurant, Miyake, is next door as well as the best food and wine store, Browne Trading Company, where you can stock up on grand crus, caviar, sea urchins and the finest seafood!.
Black Point Inn***
A seasonal outdoor pool, private beach and rooms with a flat-screen cable TV are featured at this historic inn, located in Prouts Neck. Portland, Maine is 19.3 km away.
Each room at Black Point Inn boasts plush bedding, free Wi-Fi and luxury bath amenities. A desk area and ironing facilities are included. Select rooms have views of the Gulf of Maine.
Points Restaurant on site offers fine dining cuisine early evenings and a breakfast menu each morning.
A fitness centre and a tennis court are available to guests at Black Point Scarborough. Activities on site include hiking, cycling, and kayaking. Babysitting services are also provided.
Prouts Neck Bird Sanctuary is 12 minutes’ walk away. A variety of beaches like Scarborough Beach State Park are less than 1.6 km away.
We love to stay in this hotel as we like to go and have lunch on the Bayley’s Lobster Pound wooden pier, sip a blueberry cocktail with our a lobster roll and watch the boats and seagulls!
Camden Harbour Inn****
This 1871 mansion sits in a quiet neighborhood on a rise with a view of the sea and mountains beyond, on the way to Rockport — think of it as Camden’s quiet side offering European elegance.
Natalie’s, the on-site restaurant, is widely known for its gourmet French cuisine.
A minibar and a flat-screen cable TV with DVD player are featured in each room at Relais Chateaux Camden Harbour Inn. An iPod dock and a seating area are also included. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes.
Massages services are offered on site at the Camden Harbour Inn, which features a shared lounge with complimentary snacks, coffee and tea. Guests can relax with a book or magazine, or use the hotel’s computer.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival at Natalie’s Bar, located on site. The restaurant serves a continental breakfast in the morning and gourmet cuisine in the evening
Hartstone Inn & Hideaway B&B
This inn provides lovely accommodations and prime location, 100 m from Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre. The Hartstone stands out for its exceptional culinary offerings.
The food, created and curated by an award-winning chef, is served in the inn’s main dining room and features a blend of New England cuisine with international accents.
Foodies can also delight in a variety of culinary activities on-site, including cooking classes and a « Chef for a Day » program.
We love staying in this hotel as their pancakes are the best and fluffier one of America!
This is a venerable Camden institution.
The hotel was completely renovated in 2015; you’ll still find grand columns, gables, a long roofline, and atmospherically winding staircases, but bright patterned upholstery, a whole lot of upcycled barnwood, iPads and Apple TVs in every room, and accents of grass cloth and highly patinaed metal.
There is also a hip restaurant up front.
The patio, with its firepit, is a terrific respite on cooler evenings
Five Gabbles Inn
The hotel is located in a peaceful location, East Boothbay, amid a small colony of summer homes on a quiet road above a peaceful cove.
Almost all the rooms look out onto the water, and five have fireplaces burning manufactured logs; some also sport four-poster beds.
No TV or phone as this is place where to disconnect!
Breakfast is excellent
Sea Inn B&B
The Seaside Inn is a twelve-guestroom inn in an 1850 sea captain’s home overlooking Port Clyde Harbor and Muscongus Bay. Some of the most common things that bring our guests to the area are catching an early ferry to the islands, they’re here to set up their easel and paints and capture a particularly breathtaking landscape.
This true Maine fishing village is located at the tip of a peninsula in the Town of St. George
West Street Hotel
Overlooking Bar Harbor’s captivating waterfront from the corner of West and Main, the West Street Hotel, an Opal Collection destination, reflects the seaside elegance of Maine’s picturesque coastline. Nautical décor and Lexington Tommy Bahama Mahogany furnishings, and boutique style, fill our 85 deluxe guest rooms, which also boast private balconies and magnificent ocean and harbor views. You’ll also find Maine’s only rooftop pool, an adults-only oasis with panoramic vistas of Frenchman’s Bay and Acadia National Park
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