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One-of-a-kind trip ideas.

Relaxation, adventure and everything in between.

Occasionally, having a plan can be just as fulfilling and unpredictable as uncharted activities. Maine has so many wonderful things to offer, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. Here you’ll find ideas and inspiration to get your trip started. Plus, we’ve segmented favorite activities by region, so you can experience the best of Maine, without driving all over the state. So, fold up your map and follow our lead for a guaranteed Maine experience. To get started click one of the categories below.

Farms & Fiberarts

Farms & Fiberarts Trip Ideas

Portland and Freeport

Located on Casco Bay, Portland is the gateway to the region’s many islands and surrounding coastal communities. Portland is Maine’s largest city and is known for the Old Port’s lively shopping district, the diverse arts & entertainment options and its award winning cuisine. The surrounding farmland provides many local restaurants with fresh produce, cheese and meat.

Brunswick, Bath and Waldoboro

Scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands surround Midcoast Maine’s fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. This region is home, and inspiration, to many Maine artists, and there are endless ways to experience the area’s beauty — from biking to sea kayaking. Be sure to enjoy great farm-to-table dining and the thriving arts community as well.

Hallowell and Gardiner

The Kennebec Moose River Valley region offers visitors a wonderful combination of outdoor adventure, scenic splendor, history and culture. Famous for its whitewater rafting and snowmobiling, the region also boasts nationally known museums, Shakespearean theater, Maine’s capital city, and an international heritage corridor.

New Gloucester, Sumner and Paris Hill

While the Maine Lakes & Mountains region may be known as a paradise for winter outdoor enthusiasts, its spectacular mountain ranges, crystal-clear lakes and creative communities make it a four-season destination for those who enjoy a unique blend of bustling cities and wide-open spaces.

Maine Lighthouses

Maine Lighthouses Trip Ideas

Lubec and Eastport

Downeast Maine is filled with natural wonders — from Acadia National Park to the peaceful woods of Grand Lake Stream. Enjoy myriad lighthouses, shopping and dining on the freshest seafood imaginable. This region also offers a medley of lodging options, from cozy B&B’s to luxurious resorts.

Portland and Freeport Lighthouses

Some of Maine’s most popular lighthouses are located on Casco Bay and near the historic seaport of Portland, Maine’s largest city. Portland is the gateway to the Bay’s many islands and surrounding coastal communities. This region is known for its award winning cuisine, the Old Port’s lively shopping district, and diverse arts and entertainment options.

Damariscotta, New Harbor and Round Pemaquid

Scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands surround Midcoast Maine’s fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. This region is rich with Maine’s maritime past, and there are endless options for adventure — from biking to sea kayaking, but leave time to enjoy great dining and the thriving arts community.

Nature & Wildlife

Nature & Wildlife Trip Ideas

Rockland, Bremen and New Harbor

Scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands surround Midcoast Maine’s fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. This region is rich with Maine’s maritime past and has a vibrant local arts scene; don’t miss the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. There are endless options for wildlife viewing, ocean-level from a kayak, or atop Mount Battie in the Camden State Park, but be sure to leave time to enjoy freshly caught seafood the many local cafes and restaurants.

Eagle Lake Trip

Aroostook is the state’s largest and northernmost county and is known to Mainers simply as "The County." With more than 2,000 lakes, streams and ponds Aroostook is a wildlife lover’s paradise. In Presque Isle, don’t miss the start of a fascinating scale model of the solar system that stretches along Route 1 to Houlton. Enter the North Maine Woods and its 3.5 million acres of undeveloped wilderness or plan a guided canoe trip through the 92-mile chain of lakes, ponds and rivers that forms the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The County also offers 2,300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 1,200 miles of contiguous ATV trails with lodging and dining establishments along the way — a great way to enjoy Maine’s great outdoors.

Greenville - All About Moose!

The Maine Highlands offer excellent wildlife viewing. Here you can hike Maine’s highest mountain or ’s largest lake. You can experience whitewater rafting or explore pristine wilderness. Bangor is Maine’s second largest city with many cultural and historic activities to entertain your family. This region is home to Baxter State Park is a magnificent, 200,000-acre wilderness preserve. Trails lead up mile-high Mt. Katahdin and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

Millinocket - All About Moose!

The Maine Highlands offer excellent wildlife viewing. Here you can hike Maine’s highest mountain over Maine's largest lake. You can experience whitewater rafting or explore pristine wilderness. Bangor is Maine’s second largest city with many cultural and historic activities to entertain your family. This region is home to Baxter State Park is a magnificent, 200,000-acre wilderness preserve. Trails lead up mile-high Mt. Katahdin and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

Richmond and Hallowell

The Kennebec River Valley region offers visitors a wonderful combination of outdoor adventure, scenic splendor, history and culture. Famous for its whitewater rafting and snowmobiling, the region also boasts nationally known museums, Shakespearean theater, Maine’s capital city, and an international heritage corridor.

Baring to Eastport

Downeast Maine is filled with natural wonders — from Acadia National Park to the peaceful woods of Grand Lake Stream. Enjoy myriad lighthouses, shopping and dining on the freshest seafood imaginable. This region also offers a medley of lodging options, from cozy B&B’s to luxurious resorts.

Maine Lobster

Maine Lobster Trip Ideas

Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise

Quintessential beach communities line the white sand beaches along Maine’s southern coast. Lighthouses dot the shore; luxury resorts and inns share stunning views with beachfront cottages and lobster shacks. Enjoy abundant recreation, from swimming, surfing and sailing, to kayaking, hiking, biking and golf. Bird watchers, art lovers and seafood connoisseurs find many reasons to return, year after year.

Portland and Cape Elizabeth

Located on Casco Bay, Portland is the gateway to the region’s many islands and surrounding coastal communities. Portland is Maine’s largest city and is known for the Old Port’s lively shopping district, the diverse arts & entertainment options and its award winning cuisine. With dozens of excellent restaurants to choose from and lobster shacks near every beach, you’re sure to get your fill of lobster here.

Stonington Lobster

Downeast Maine is filled with natural wonders — from Acadia National Park to Lubec, the easternmost point in the U.S. Enjoy a lobster boat tour, myriad lighthouses, shopping and dining on the freshest seafood imaginable. This region also offers a medley of lodging options, from cozy B&Bs, historic inns and luxurious resorts.

Boothbay Region

Scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands surround Midcoast Maine's fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. This region is rich with Maine's maritime past and the vibrant local arts scene and there are endless options for adventure? from kayaking to hiking, biking and golf, but be sure to leave time to enjoy freshly caught seafood.