Maine’s coastline is home to some of New England’s finest features. As historic as it is beautiful, this northeastern coast has many an incredible sight to behold.
At the Costal Maine Botanical Gardens, located in Boothbay, you can find a year-round floral paradise of lush vegetation with a wide array of native Maine plants and flowers.
Kittery, Maine is situated close to the border of New Hampshire, right on the mouth of the Piscataqua River. This beautiful city has was founded in 1623, and is home to the Fort Foster Historic site.
The Memorial Bridge connects Kittery, Maine to Portsmouth, New Hampshire over the Piscataqua River. This bridge is a tribute to the soldiers who perished during World War I.
The Nubble Lighthouse is one of the longest standing lighthouses on the Maine coastline, dating all the way back to 1879. It is said to be one of the most beautiful lighthouses in America.
Perkin’s Cove is a miniature working Lobster and Fishing Village near the small town of Ogunquit. In the native language of Algonquin Indians, Ogunquit means “beautiful place by the sea.”
The Marginal Way is a beautiful walkway along the oceanfront in Perkin’s Cove, renowned by locals and tourists alike. This lovely and relaxing walk by along the Atlantic is a must see for all Maine tourists.
The pristine three-mile stretch of uninterrupted shore that is the Oguniquit Beach is not to be missed. This is one of the longest stretches of white sand beach in Maine.
The Wells National Estuarine is a 1,600 acre saltwater farm reserve that includes fields, forests, lakes, and beaches. The winding trails that encompass this massive research reserve span seven miles of beautiful wilderness.
Old Orchard Beach is a massive beach nearly seven miles in length. Experience everything from its famous pier to the bustling traffic of its enticing and popular location – just south of Portland, one of the largest cities in Maine.
The Old Orchard Pier extends a staggering 500 feet out into the Atlantic Ocean, and is a must-see for any visitors to the area.
Portland is one of the largest and most metropolitan cities in all of Maine, and home to many beautiful views and historic locations.
The Portland Head Light on Cape Elizabeth was originally part of a pair of twin lighthouses, and is still the brightest lighthouse on the coast of Maine today.
The Portland Head Light is the oldest of all Maine lighthouses, built in 1787. It is likely one of the most famous lighthouses in the entire United States.
Perhaps the most famous landmark in all of Maine is Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island. This park was originally Lafayette Park, and was renamed in 1929 for the French colony that once encompassed the state.
Located directly on Mount Desert Island is the town of Bar Harbor, home of Acadia National Park, as well as numerous oddities, interesting shops, and restaurants.
The most visited park in the United States, Acadia National Park has numerous tours, trails, and scenic drives. This park contains countless vistas and breathtaking trails, many of which were established by the Rockefellers in the 1920s.
Named after the French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, Cadillac Mountain is a beautiful addition to Acadia National Park – complete with a tour driving road, annual bike races, and incredible views.
Sponsored directly by John D. Rockefeller himself, the fifty miles of trails that wind through Acadia National Park were created over a nearly twenty-year process that lasted from 1915 to 1933.
With a plethora of biking trails, there are naturally many biking events that occur in Acadia National Park, including their yearly Car-Free Day.
With numerous lighthouses throughout the grounds and several guided lighthouse tours, you can enjoy a wide range of scenic sights while visiting the lighthouses of Acadia.