The many overlapping layers of culture across this oceanfront resort town have made it a magnet for vacationing families, art connoisseurs, the LGBTQ+ community, and nature lovers. That glorious human mix means that, no matter who you are, you’ll rarely long for something stimulating to jump into around Ogunquit.
The web of pine-lined ponds that make up the Belgrade Lakes region has captured the imagination of travelers and artists for centuries. As E.B. White wrote in his essay “Once More to the Lake,” “None of us ever thought there was any place in the world like that lake in Maine.” To make the most of a day trip to the region is to surrender to the slow pace of a fisherman waiting for a great catch, to idle in tiny pastoral towns, and to pause long enough to hear the babble of the rushing brooks and streams that weave together its seven lakes.
A trip to the villages of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Southport gives weekend visitors a taste of the best that the coast has to offer.
The Kennebunks are picture-perfect coastal towns between Portland and Maine’s southern border that deliver ocean views and plenty of dining options.
Nestled along the Sheepscot River between Bath and Damariscotta, Wiscasset’s charm is thanks in large part to its historic architecture and picturesque waterfront. Continue reading
While the midcoast region has long been a quintessential Maine tourist destination, in recent years these towns have become decidedly hipper, thanks to new boutiques, galleries, and eclectic, creative dining and drink options.
While these southern Maine towns have long offered plenty of boutiques and coastal beauty, they’re now home to a growing number of sophisticated food and drink options.
In the decade since Roxi Suger moved to Biddeford, the city at the mouth of the Saco River has gone through a renaissance. Renovated former textile mills are now home to apartments, breweries, distilleries, and even new manufacturing operations, like
With a thriving food scene, walkable neighborhoods built for exploring, and plentiful water views, Maine’s biggest city has much to offer the weekend traveler.