Maine has been on our U.S. bucket list for as long as we can remember. This June we had the pleasure of traveling to Maine for a quick 4 day trip and it did NOT disappoint.
We flew into Portland, rented a car and headed out to explore all of the beauty this state has to offer. While the weather was still pretty cold, we loved getting the chance to connect with nature and see some of the most amazing scenery on the East Coast.
- Acadia National Park. This is an absolute MUST when traveling to Maine. We could have spent our entire trip here as it has some of the most amazing trails and views. One of the best views was from the top of Cadillac Mountain, a quick drive to the top of the park.
(Seriously though, how amazing is this view?!)
- Lobster, Lobster and more Lobster! As seafood (and of course lobster) lovers we could not get enough. The lobster served here is the best you will ever taste (and no we are not exaggerating). Our favorite place was a lobster shack on the side of the road called C-Ray Lobster. You pick the lobster that you eat and for ~ $45 you get a steamed lobster meal for two including corn, muscles and drawn butter. This stuff was seriously delicious…we ate every last bite!
- LuLu’s Lobster Boat Tour: We usually try and do one “excursion” or super touristy activity on each trip we go on. This was it, but the 3 hour boat tour was definitely worth it. We learned about the history of the area, the fishing industry, and even got to “help” catch lobsters!
- Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse (Technically in Cape Elizabeth), but a 10 minute drive from downtown Portland. This was a beautiful oceanfront light house and park which was a great place for a waterside walk and amazing photo ops. It was free and open to the public with food and drink options offered by local food trucks.
- Eventide Oyster Company: We were told by almost everyone we talked to that we had to check out this Portland gem. After trying for ourselves, we 100% agree! We had the lobster stew (because of course didn’t have enough lobster), the lobster roll and the burger. All were delectable and left us wanting more. The space itself is very cozy and welcoming and has a real nice laid back vibe.
- Allagash Brewery Tour: We’ve been on our fair share of brewery tours, but the (FREE!) one put on at Allagash is hard to beat! While you mozy around the brewery, you’ll get to try 4 or 5 different Allagash beers, including 1 or 2 not yet available to the public. The taproom and Allagash brewery are a destination themselves, so even if you choose not to take the tour, you’ll have a great time!
A Few More Pictures from Maine
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