From trail walks to brewery crawls to pickleball, you can't go wrong on a weekend spent in these midcoast towns.
While Acadia National Park, with its seaside hikes and miles of carriage trails, is the main attraction, there are more than a dozen unique villages to discover on Mount Desert Island.
These southern Maine towns are perennial summer destinations thanks to their white-sand beaches, local shops, variety of restaurants, and neverending coastal views.
For a low-key coastal escape with quiet villages, unique shops, and serene coves, try road tripping down the Pemaquid peninsula. Sarah Pike, who owns Tops’l Farm, shares the recommendations she gives to guests of her glamping destination, farm, and event space in Waldoboro.
Some of the best art and design in Maine can be found in these midcoast towns, but their coastal views, shopping, and dining make them a destination for any summer traveler.
While Ogunquit’s three-mile beach, oceanside inns, and nightlife are all worthy destinations, we wanted a local’s take on visiting this classic beachside resort town. Lauren and Matt Wickert, who own the Shore Road restaurant Northern Union, give their recommendations for how to enjoy their adopted hometown.
Located just south of Portland, these towns are minutes from the bustling city yet provide the serenity of a quiet getaway.
This lively beachside town is known for its summertime cocktail of amusement park rides, boardwalk kitsch, fried food, and, of course, a seven-mile sandy stretch that has drawn tourists for as long as Maine has been a state. We spoke with Old Orchard Beach resident Gabe Bornstein, who is a partner and director at Rove, a creative production studio, about how to make the most of a day at OOB.
The coastal towns of Freeport and Yarmouth are a short drive from Portland and offer plentiful walking trails and Main Street shopping.