We've known for a while Maine was calling our name. I spent two weeks in northern Maine one high school summer and the wild coastline, copy-pasted lighthouses, and thick forests of oak and maple don't leave your memory easily.
So, in May 2021 we started planning - tentatively an Ireland trip, but more realistically a Maine adventure - and for 10 days early September we road tripped in New England's largest state. If you're planning a trip to Maine and are looking for a travel guide, I'll be posting that later this month along with a few reviews of places we stayed and the things we learned. What you'll find in this post is a pictorial journey of our itinerary with some footnotes along the way.
Travel with us from New Hampshire to Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport to Camden and get inspired to start planning your own Maine road trip.
"I would rather feel bad in Maine than feel good anywhere else. - E.B. White"
where we stayed: AWOL Kennebunkport - amazing location and walkable to downtown
highlights: Ocean Drive, downtown Kennebunkport , Cape Porpoise, Goose Rocks Beach
restaurant highlight: Chez Rosa - one of our favorite meals of the trip
Bar Habor & Acadia National Park
where we stayed: Under Canvas Acadia
highlights: Otter Cliffs, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
restaurant highlight: Beals Lobster Pound
where we stayed: 250 Main Hotel
trip highlights: exploring Camden and Rockland downtown, Rockland farmers market, Camden Hills State Park
restaurant recommendation: Primo
where we stayed: The Francis
highlights: Portland Head Light, Fort Williams State Park, Portland Dry Goods, Ember Maine
restaurant recommendation: Pai Pen Miyake (ramen)