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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


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!

Visit the Puffins

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


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.


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.

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.