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.
Your guide to weekend escapes all across Maine.
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.
Ogunquit and Wells are popular vacation destinations in the summer, but these beach communities offer plenty of options and exploration after the temperature gets cooler and they transition to the off-season.
Portland’s reputation as a travel destination is well deserved, with its celebrated restaurants, breweries, and coastal sights.
In Aroostook County, vast farmlands, numerous trails, and northern hospitality provide worthy weekend excursions throughout the year.
The biggest ski resort in Maine has an even bigger following, with people from a variety of backgrounds and across the state proud to call themselves Sugarloafers.
One of the most picturesque destinations for outdoor recreation, the Carrabassett Valley area attracts a variety of visitors in the summer.
In the heart of the Lakes Region lies Bridgton, with its quintessential Main Street and the longest continuously run ski area in Maine, all about an hour’s drive from Portland.
Rich with history, serene coastlines, and dreamy small towns, the Pemaquid peninsula is a quiet coastal escape in the midcoast