Best Road Trip Destinations in Maine
The iconic state of Maine is home to some of the most beautiful road trip destinations in the United States. Featuring four scenic byways, rugged coastal views, stunning scenery, and a plethora of exciting things to see and do, it is no wonder that Maine is fast becoming a favorite vacation spot for many Americans.
With so much beauty in one place, taking a road trip around Maine seems like the most logical way to explore this beautiful place. Below we look at the best places to visit on a road trip in Maine.
Heart of the region, Portland is a thriving hub of award-winning restaurants, shopping, arts, and culture. Filled with landmarks and attractions, this spot is a must-add to your Maine road-trip-list. Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities, concerts, and events, fine dining, or natural wonders, Portland has it all.
Work up an appetite by heading to the Portland Observatory, before checking out a multitude of award-winning eateries. There are plenty of galleries and museums to visit and a vast array of outdoor activities such as boating, kayaking, and schooner cruises.
Twelve miles north of Portland lives the town of Yarmouth, famous for its annual Clam Festival and being the home of Eartha, the world’s largest rotating globe. Head to Little John Island Preserve to check out the 23 acres of nature trails and bird watching spots before hiking up Bradbury Mountain to take in the stunning views across Casco Bay. Chebeague Island is another magnificent archipelago, it’s made up of 17 islands perfect for camping during the summer months.
The Cutler Coast
The Cutler Coast in the Bay of Fundy is quite a trek, but it is worth every moment of the way. The beautiful rural drives and stunning views to get to the Cutler Coast will be enough to keep you occupied, but if you feel the need to pass the time, make sure you have a long playlist organized, pack plenty of books, and get to know some online games. Maine is one of the states where it's possible to play casinos online, so make a note of some of the best sites before you go to help you pass the time on your trip.
A beautiful jewel in the rugged coastline of Maine, Boothbay Harbour is filled with natural beauty and stunning vistas. The perfect road trip destination, Boothbay Harbour has everything you could need out of a stopover, though it is so beautiful you may just want to spend the whole vacation there instead.
Hike along the rocky shores, soak up the paces and quiet in the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens or enjoy an afternoon checking out Boothbay Railway Village complete with an authentic steam locomotive.
Old Canada Road
If you fancy going on a trip through time, the Old Canada Road is a beautiful trek that will take you through old river trading routes and classic clapboard homes. Still an important trade route that links the U.S. with Canada, Old Canada Road is the perfect place to hike, bike, boat, swim, camp, or kayak. In the winter, snowmobiling is a great way to get around, while the summers are all about whitewater rafting.
Whether you're looking for dining, culture, or outdoor experiences, Maine has it all. In fact, it’s so beautiful you might not want to come home!