Peaks Island, the most populous of all the Casco Bay islands, is a playground for anyone who loves being on the ocean, outdoor exploring, and good food—only a 15-minute ferry ride from downtown Portland.
Your guide to weekend escapes all across Maine.
A place many Mainers are referring to when they head “upta camp,” Greenville is most notable for Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in Maine and home to countless outdoor recreation opportunities.
While Freeport is known for its numerous retailers, the town also boasts a wide variety of options for experiencing the outdoors, from coastal walking trails to agricultural tours to kayaking.
With unique, trek-worthy dining options and perhaps the best art scene in Maine, this midcoast region offers much more than a pretty coastal escape.
With nearby recreational opportunities, longtime cultural institutions, and a burgeoning downtown, the Bangor region is a worthwhile weekend destination.
The villages of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Southport have picturesque views all year, but come alive in the summer months with a mix of new and old dining and shopping establishments.
Famous for its accessible lakes and mountains, Rangeley is a recreational destination any time of year, offering outdoor activities from snowshoeing in the winter to boating in the summer months.
First a gritty shipbuilding town, then a chicken-processing one, Belfast is now a hub for artists and artisans, with a restored waterfront and a bustling downtown lined with shops and restaurants. The more rural Lincolnville boasts a small beach community tucked along the shoreline.
Pairing Harpswell’s small-town charm and stunning coastal vistas with the diverse culinary, cultural, and retail options on Brunswick’s Maine Street makes for an eventful and picturesque weekend experience.
The southern Maine corridor of Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, and South Portland is known for its immediate adjacency to one of the world’s finest coastlines. This makes each town ideal for a summer trip to the beach, but there is much to be gained by venturing to these coastal jewels in the colder months.