I’m not sure why it took me so long to travel to Maine, but gosh dang, I was missing out. I stayed for almost a week, and it definitely wasn’t enough time to see everything, but here are a few of my favorite and “must-do” things while in the fantastic state.
I didn’t really know this until I traveled there, but Maine has THOUSANDS of Islands ( over 4,000), so you have many to choose from. I visited Peaks Island, which is a short ferry ride from Portland, Maine. After arriving on the Island, we decided to rent bikes and biked around the entire Island and took in the views.
Every time I talk to someone who has traveled to Maine, I ALWAYS ask them if they went to Baxter. Most people stick around the cost and Acadia, which can get super crowded in the popular months. Baxter offers a “getaway” experience. There is no electric or running water, so make sure you are prepared- but the lakes are SO CLEAR, and you can rent a canoe for $1 an hour ( that was one of my favorite parts).
I think this is one of the main attractions for most people when traveling to Maine, and I will say it does live up to expectations. We hiked the Bee Hive Trail and 10/10. If you are scared of heights or narrow paths, I wouldn’t recommend it. The view from the top was one of my favorites, I will say. ALSO, CATCH both Sunrise and sunset at Cadillac Mountain!!