The most northern state in the eastern United States, Maine is home to a diverse landscape that goes from mountains to sea. Its rich in history as it is in beauty. Inhabited by the Wabanaki people, the area that is now Maine was visited by Norwegians from Greenland, French explorers, and later, English settlers. With plenty of inland lakes, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Atlantic Coast, it takes several trips to explore all that Maine has to offer fully. If you’re in a bit of a time crunch, don’t worry. Here are five fun things to do in Maine to get you started.
Visit a lighthouse
Along Maine’s rocky shore are many lighthouses that guided sailors for centuries. Sailors were and still are an enormous part of communities across Maine. Because of this, lighthouses hold a special place in the hearts of many.
Eat some lobster
Yes, it’s typical, but it’s a must. Lobstering is a big part of Maine’s history, so why not pay homage by cracking open a shell?
Visit a graveyard
Because of Maine’s extensive history, it’s worth stopping by some of the old cemeteries you will pass along the coast. Read the names and dates and imagine the lives they led in such a volatile environment.
Drive along the peninsulas
Maine’s coast of peninsulas is home to quaint little towns and picturesque old cottages. Take it slow and go for a long drive.
Visit the water
While the Appalachian mountains are worth visiting, they require a more extended stay. If you are tight on time, visit different beaches to see the diversity of coastal land Maine has to offer.
Campspot Campgrounds in Maine:
Located in Old Orchard Beach, ME, the resort spans 90 acres. That’s a whole lot of land. Spend some time exploring it on their nature trails or in their ziplining park. Wild Acres also has pools, playgrounds, and a miniature golf course. They offer cottage rentals, RV sites, and tent sites. As a pet-friendly resort, you won’t have to worry about boarding your dog and can bring them right along.
In the town of Phippsburg, ME, is Meadowbrook Camping. Just a short distance from the ocean, Meadowbrook might be the right choice for someone looking to spend a lot of time along the coast. They offer camper rentals, cabin rentals, RV sites, and tent sites. Another plus is you won’t have to travel far for lobsters as they cook lobsters and clams daily.
In Brownfield, ME, this campground sits along the Saco River frontage. They offer river sites that include both tent and RV sites. They also provide different group, RV, and tent sites. With access to the river, you can rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes from the campground. They even have a shuttle service for those looking to float down the river. If you’re more into something on land, they also have offroad rentals. Like so many Campspot resorts, the campground is pet-friendly.