With an array of local dining options, a vibrant arts scene, and ocean vistas, these tight-knit communities on the Blue Hill Peninsula deliver a unique weekend getaway and solace from the busier Mount Desert Island towns just up the coast.
Your guide to weekend escapes all across Maine.
Boothbay and Damariscotta are the perfect waterside towns to explore during summer days and weekend getaways.
Dotted with beaches and saltwater inlets, these coastal communities may be best known for their summertime vistas, but their shops, restaurants, and family-friendly activities make them year-round destinations.
With wide-open landscapes, pristine lakes, and a rich culture and history, the Saint John Valley provides inexhaustible options for weekend trips to Maine’s northern corner.
A pair of coastal towns just north of Portland, Freeport and Yarmouth offer a range of outdoor activities, extensive shopping, and creative cuisine.
Located on the Penobscot River, Bangor’s downtown is vibrant with restaurants and shops; plenty of cultural and outdoor recreation experiences round out the city’s charm.
In a city known nationally for its progressive food scene and Old Port charm, it’s the history and people that make Maine’s largest city truly one-of-a-kind.
Proudly preserving Maine’s industrial heritage, the twin cities look to the future with lively, varied offerings in food, drink, and the arts.
With the Bigelow Mountain Range, Flagstaff Lake, and numerous hiking and biking trails in the area, Carrabassett Valley is an outdoor recreation destination that attracts a wide variety of visitors.
While the Bethel region is known for being home to one of the Northeast’s great ski resorts, it’s also a year-round destination for a variety of other outdoor activities as well as historic towns, museums, and excellent dining.