The summer is now over and weather is starting to shift more into the fall season. With the changing of the colors reminding us of the beauty of fall and the impending winter, this is a great time to start thinking about a fabulous vacation for next year.
Often forgotten, but certainly far from the least, is the beautiful state of Maine.
The mid-summer months are the best time to visit because July and August have the largest number of available outdoor activities for leisure and adventure. September is a great month to visit Maine for peak fall colors, which generally come about near the end of the month.
Despite the peak seasons during these months, Maine also offers some of the best ski slopes in the Northeast during the winter. Consider planning a holiday
For the Adventurer: Maine has a wide variety of activities to offer the adventurer. Coastal towns such as Ogunquit offer deep sea fishing expeditions, surfing, kayaking, hiking, climbing, and more. There are also a host of campsites throughout the state for the camper within. Anyone with a sense of wonder and adventure will find a wide variety of unique activities that cannot be easily found in one place anywhere else. There are even three water and rollercoaster amusement parks.
For the Leisure Traveler: Imagine sitting on a beach and watching the waves, or getting on a coastal cruise. Maine is one of the best places in the country to visit for a little down time. The simple elegance of its downs and the peaceful serenity of the great outdoors bring leisure travelers back for more. There are whale watching tours, beachside boardwalks, museums, and golf courses. Perkins Cove is one of the top rated beaches in the state, offering scenic ocean-side vistas.
For Everyone: Despite the vast array of leisure and adventure activities in Maine, there are also a number of activities that everyone can enjoy. The Ogunquit Playhouse offers great theatrical performances that come highly recommended by past visitors. Shop the art galleries and boutiques of Dock Square. Visit the world famous headquarters of L.L. Bean, which is open 24 hours and has more than 100 different outlet stores. Take hay rides or go roller skating. Travel the coast to see how many lighthouses you can spot. Some towns have trollies to take you around town so that you don’t have to drive yourself and try to find parking wherever you go.
Where to Stay: While there are a number of wonderful hotels around Maine – such as the Ogunquit Resort Motel – shed the traditional skin of hotels for the much more private and relaxing weekly home vacation rental or bed and breakfast. There are beautiful rentals such as The Cottage at Acorn Lane
that will give you the comfort of home away from home, as well as the privacy that goes along with it. Maine is better experienced by staying in a cottage rental or bed and breakfast because of the relaxing and cozy atmosphere they create.
No matter what excuse you have for visiting or what style of vacation you are after, Maine has something to offer everyone.