Aug 142018

If you’re planning a day trip or vacation this summer to the Northeastern state of Maine, then you’ll want to check out 10 things to do while in Maine.

Maine is a beautiful state full of rich history and natural sights to enjoy. If you’re planning a day trip or vacation this summer to the Northeastern state of Maine, then you’ll want to read on for the top 10 things to do while in this beautiful state.

Here are some family friendly things to do while you are in Portland, Maine. There is no shortage of things to do while you're in Portland and it's a great vacation destination for your next trip to New England.

  1. Portland Museum of Art – enjoy over 18,000 works of art within this museum that covers artwork from the 18th Century to present day.
  2. Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse – built in 1837, this lighthouse is located on a rocky island and offers tours as well as a gift shop for tourists.
  3. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – a family-friendly location that includes a Fairy House Village for the kids, this botanical garden is a must-see while in Maine.
  4. West Quoddy Head Light – this historic lighthouse is the most famous one in Maine that was built in 1808 and still attracts many tourists.
  5. Old Orchard Beach – full of amusement park rides, sandy beaches and many places to enjoy seafood, this is one of the most popular beach locations that bring tourists every summer.
  6. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village – established in 1783 this is the oldest active Shaker Village located in the United States that offers you a view of many historical buildings.
  7. Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory – built to defend the Penobscot River from the British in 1844, this is well-maintained historical sight to see in Maine.
  8. Ogunquit Playhouse – established in 1933 this old theater playhouse shows 5-6 presentations every summer that you must experience during your trip to Maine.
  9. Acadia National Park – many natural sights to enjoy with a car ride tour or bus tour at this National Park that offers more than 100 miles of hiking trails too.
  10. Kennebunkport – full of galleries and a still-active fishing village, this area in Maine is a must see to step back in time and enjoy a bite to eat at the many restaurants here.

This list of 10 things to do while in Maine was hard to make, as the list could go on forever. Maine is a beautiful state that offers plenty of sandy beaches on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean while also offering many historical sights to see. This state will not disappoint you and you may have to come back again to see all that Maine has to offer.

  26 Responses to “10 Things to do in Maine”

  1. One of my best friends recently visited Maine. She took some amazing pics of the coastline. I’ve yet to visit Maine but after speaking with her, I am definitely hoping to visit one day.

  2. We hope to visit Maine next year. It’s not a far drive and we say we’ll get up there one summer. Now I have a few ideas for the list.

  3. I would love to visit Maine one day! I’m sure the beaches are amazing and I really would love to check out the Old Orchard Beach Beach and hike some trails in Acadia National Park.

  4. All of these things sounds like something we would enjoy visiting and seeing. Beautiful state. We enjoy visiting museums and historical places especially.

  5. I enjoy these post showing us new Towns and Cities as it allows us to travel without leaving home.

  6. I can’t believe I have NEVER been to Maine! I have been so many places but Maine, NOPE! That needs to change! Thanks for the list!

  7. How amazing does Maine sound as somewhere to go and visit! I am loving the sound of so many of these things, but I would definitely love to check out the national park.

  8. I visited a few of those places when I lived there for a year. I love Kennebunkport, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Maine is one of our favorite states to visit. I try visit as often as possible. I have to add the places you’ve mentioned to places to check out while there.

  10. Maine is on our places to visit! I know it’s beautiful there. If we ever make it to Maine, I’ll be keeping this list in mind.

  11. I’d probably check out the botanical garden first. All of these sounds fun to do though.

  12. I would love to visit Maine because I love lighthouses and I hear that autumn is just amazing there!

    • I love lighthouses too. I have seen plenty around the south but Maine is supposed to have beautiful ones.

  13. I’m pinning this pst for later. One day we will get up there!

  14. I have always wanted to visit Maine. It seems so beautiful in all the pictures I’ve seen.

  15. I’ve actually never been to Maine, but this makes me want to go. So many fun things to do!

  16. I have always wanted to go to Maine. I have a fascination with lighthouses and would love to see all of the ones they have there.

  17. I love Maine. I have only been there once, but it left a big desire to return.

  18. Maine is a beautiful state. I would love to take my family for a trip there.

  19. Awesome suggestions! Wish I could visit here one day and do all these!

  20. Didn’t know there’s plenty of amazing places to go to in Maine. Hopefully, my family and I can go there someday.

  21. Maine looks like it would be such a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. The botanical gardens and the national parks would be stops my family would love to make while on a visit there.

  22. This couldn’t have come at a better time. My husband is wanting to go visit Maine, of course because of Stephen King, and I told him if we could find other things to do we could try it. This would be the perfect surprise for him!

  23. I have never been to Maine but I want to go so bad! Thanks for all these tips and recs!

  24. I never thought to go to maine before. But now if I ever make it to Maine I would like to visit their botanical gardens.

  25. I would love to go to Maine someday. Looks like some fun things to do there.