Maine – The Getaway from the Getaway

By | Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012

Coastal Maine is one of the most beautiful areas in the United States and is the perfect enchanted weekend getaway for people who live on the East Coast. The rocky coastline and wooded areas are beautiful natural havens to spend a quiet weekend, walking along the beautiful rocky coastline. It is the place to get away from it all. Maine is made up of 3,500 miles of tidal coastline, and as such there are many places to visit.

This is the state to get away and rest from the stressful family getaway you just made. Take a drive to any of the following small villages, stay for a day, a weekend or a whole week. You’ll come back refreshed and ready to take on the world again.

Freeport

If your coming from Boston, you’ll want to stop in at Freeport and enjoy an afternoon shopping in the outlet stores or the small historic boutiques that line the historic district. Spend the night in one of the comfortable and homey bed and breakfasts so you can drive up to Wolfe’ Neck State Park the following day. Stroll through the awe inspiring white pine and hemlock forest. Another scenic area is Casco Bay where you’ll enjoy crabbing along the rocky shoreline. In the evening you can walk downtown taking in the art work, an outdoor play, or simply enjoy a quiet romantic dinner at any of the excellent restaurants.

Bar Harbor

Another interesting little town in Maine is Bar Harbor, which sits between the Frenchman Bay and the gorgeous mountains of Acadia National Park. This is a great place to go biking, kayaking or visiting a lighthouse or two. Spend the day watching the whales or rock climbing. Visit the Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge or walk through town and admire the historical value of the town, founded back in 1763. Hop on one of the tour buses and drive through Acadia National Park to Cadillac Mountain.

Rockland

Another interesting place for a great weekend getaway is Rockland, located in Penobscot Bay and a must see if you plan your getaway in late July or August, as you’ll be able to enjoy the Lobster Festival. Enjoy the day strolling through the exhibitions and viewing the work of local artists, then when you’re ready to eat, enjoy the delectable lobster.

Maine offers a lot to see, some great fishing, picturesque villages and towns to enjoy, as well as wonderful natural wonders. This state is truly the state to get away from family, work and stress. It is the place to renew, rejuvenate and get the rest you need. If you are considering a trip to Maine consider visiting Ogunquit.com to plan the perfect trip.

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2 thoughts on “Maine – The Getaway from the Getaway

  1. Jesse

    From our place, I actually can’t find any cheaper package to Maine though some acquaintances said it should be lower.

  2. Daniel McBane - Funny Travel Stories

    Reading about states like Maine always reminds me how little traveling I’ve actually done in my own country. I guess it just feels more exotic when you’re halfway around the world and it’s easy to forget just how beautiful the US actually is.

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