15 Perfect Maine Getaways!
Maine is Vacationland. It’s even on our license plates. For centuries people, have been coming to the great state of Maine for vacation. Whether you plan to spend the whole summer here or just a long weekend, Maine has so many perfect getaways that will keep you coming back year after year.
Acadia National Park is the first and largest national park east of the Mississippi River. Every year over one million people come to visit this beautiful coastal park situated on the rugged coast of Maine. Stay at several of the park campgrounds or enjoy a comfortable stay at one of the many hotels and inns in Bar Harbor.
Baxter State Park in northern Maine is a large wilderness state park that is home to Maine’s tallest mountain, Mount Katahdin. The park is the perfect Maine getaway for those who loves the Great Outdoors. Canoe in the many lakes and ponds. Go moose spotting. Or hike Knife’s Edge.
Looking for a little peace and quiet? Head to Monhegan Island, a small, rocky island about 10 miles off the coast of Maine. There are no cars or paved roads on this quintessential Maine island. Enjoy the sprue and fir woods or the rocky coastline. And, stay at one of the many local B&Bs.
The Samoset Resort is the perfect romantic getaway for any couple. With stunning views of Penobscot Bay and a world-class golf course, this 230-acre luxury oceanfront resort will leave you breathless. The resort is open year-round so you can enjoy the Maine has to offer all year.
Rated as one of the best boutique hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine, the Camden Harbour Inn is the place to stay in Camden. With picturesque views, world-class fine dining, and cozy modern rooms, this inn is perfect for a girl’s weekend or a romantic weekend away from the kids.
Popham Beach in mid-coast Maine is one of the most popular beach destinations in Maine for locals and tourists alike. Situated at the mouth of the Kennebec and Morse Rivers, this long stretch of sand is perfect for sunbathers, swimmers, and young kids.
For years, visitors around the country and Maine come to summer on Maine’s most popular lake, Sebago Lake. Migis Lodge has been catering to guests since 1916. The luxurious main lodge and 25 rustic cottages are nestled amongst 125 acres of pine forest stretched along the banks of Sebago Lake.
Opened seasonal from May to October, this historic hotel is the perfect getaway for ocean lovers. The hotel is eco-friendly and utilizes sustainable practices to help save the environment. There is a heated saltwater outdoor pool, private sandy beach, and a whole host of water sports for the whole family.
Old Orchard Beach has been welcoming guests for over 170 years. During the hot summer months, French Canadians flock to this seven-mile sandy beach town with the famous pier and amusement park. OOB is the perfect family getaway complete with delicious foods like Maine Pier Fries and lobster rolls.
Sugarloaf is Maine’s premier ski resort with over 1,200 skiable acres and 160 trails for all levels. The mountain is home to Olympic gold medalist, Seth Westcott, who co-owns the popular restaurant, The Rack. Rent a condo and enjoy the fresh powder. If you’re not a skier, Sugarloaf has a world-class golf course opened when the snow is gone.
Mount Blue State Park is Maine’s largest state park with over 8,000 acres along the banks of Webb Lake. Stay at the local campground and enjoy the beautiful hike up Tumbledown Mountain or Mt. Blue.
12. Portland, ME
Portland is Maine’s largest city. Located on Casco Bay, the small New England city is a foodie heaven with more restaurants per capita than New York City or San Francisco. Ranked as the top city in the world for microbrews, you’ll definitely find something to eat and drink in this historic city.
Every little girl dreams of sleeping in a castle. Well, now’s your chance! Known as “the castle,” the Norumbega Inn is a historic 11 guest room boutique hotel in coastal Camden. Enjoy a weekend exploring this seaside town and relaxing in the hotel garden.
Chebeague Island, just a short ferry ride from Portland, is a perfect romantic summer getaway. Stay at the luxurious Chebeague Island Inn with stunning views of Casco Bay. This historic inn dates back to 1880s and offers a wide range of romantic packages.
15. Bethel, ME
Nestled in Maine’s western lakes and mountains region, the charming town of Bethel is the perfect getaway for outdoor lovers. With 12 miles of the Appalachian Trail in nearby Grafton Notch State Park and Sunday River Ski Resort nearby, Bethel is a wonderful getaway for the whole family year-round. Stay at one of the local campgrounds or the beautiful Bethel Inn Resort.