I am back with another travel tale. This time I will be talking about my coastal adventure to Maine. Voyaging along US Route 1 and viewing the shoreline of Maine may well be the most intriguing trip I have taken thus far. Maine has plenty of beautiful attractions including 65 lighthouses, the biggest harvests of lobsters and blueberries in the United States and Acadia National Park. I ventured to southern Maine for the sandy beaches and down east Maine for sensational view in Acadia National Park.
There are awesome shoreline towns in southern Maine, Kennebunkport emerges for its pleasant residential area appeal, turn of the century homes and a dynamic harbor with popular eateries and shops. I love a town with a river and habor going through it. Kennebunkport is one of Maine’s most dynamic towns for year-round celebrations and festivities. We kayaked through the habor and to the river. Rockland has a rich history and at one time supplied a large portion of the nation with lime rock for putting their homes. Today, Rockland displays the best of Maine with high quality products and local wines.
Rockland has various musems including the acclaimed Farnsworth Art Museum, the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Maine Lighthouse Museum. In addition, the Island Institute, Project Puffin Visitors Center and Rockland Breakwater Light. Make a go at lobstering on Captain Jack’s Lobsterboat Adventure, sail on the Morning-in-Maine clipper, and make sure to take a commute out to Spruce Habor to visit McLoons Lobster Shack. Here roosted at the water’s edge, you can watch angling vessels dump their catch while eating scrumptious lobster culled straight from the ocean. Visit Breakwater Vineyards for a wine sampling on you’re path back to Rockland.
There are such a variety of energetic culinary experts and restauranteurs in Rockland that it can be a hard decision to choose. Here are some of our top picks: Comida on Main Street for exquisite Latin and Mediterranean toll, The Landings right on the harbor, and don’t miss the previously stated McLoon’s Lobster Shack in Spruce Habor for lobster with a notorious Maine view. Cafe Miranda with gourmet expert Kerry Altiero, Archers On The Pier, Brass Compass Cafe, and Primo with Melissa Kelly.
Now, we are headed toward downeast Maine and Bar Harbor!
Plan to make a stop at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory and take the lift to the highest point of the extension tower for some astonishing scenery. This is the main observatory in America and one of just four on the planet – certainly worth a delay in your drive.
No excursion to Maine would be finished without a visit to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Since the brilliant age when well off industrialists brought their families here to appreciate the immaculate environment, nature beaus have dared to Mt. Desert Island to appreciate the tough seaside excellence and trek the pine woodlands. Today Bar Harbor may appear in peril of being over-cherished as summer group become ever bigger, yet the US Park Service makes a mind blowing showing in making even remote ranges of the recreation center open for everybody!
Until my next travel tale!!