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Trip Ideas: Nature & Wildlife

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.

Rockland, Bremen and New Harbor

1
Morning

Start the day on historic Main Street in downtown Rockland, pick up a cup of locally roasted coffee (Rock City Roasters) and a home baked treat at Atlantic Bakery, voted Best Bread and Best Bakery in Knox County!

2
Visit the Puffins

Stroll down the block to the Project Puffin Visitor Center featuring a theater, exhibits and gallery.

3
Noon

Travel to Bremen. Approximate drive time 30 minutes.

For a yummy homestyle lunch along the way, stop at the Thomaston Cafe on Main Street in Thomaston.

4
Afternoon

Spend the afternoon at Todd Audubon Sanctuary located on the shores of Muscongus Bay. There is a seasonal visitor center and guided interpretive trail walks. The Sanctuary is home to diverse tidal habitats including crabs, mussels, periwinkles and sea stars.

Travel from Bremen to New Harbor - Approximate drive dime 15 minutes.

5
Day's End

Day's End

Witness the famous Atlantic Puffins on daily Puffin Tours with a National Audubon Project Puffin Guide, in New Harbor. Puffin Watch, Hardy Boat Cruises.