Maine November 23, 2017
10 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Maine That You Must See Before You Die
Today, we’re keeping things short and sweet. Sweet because what could be sweeter than enjoying the beauty of Maine? And short because we think this is a good weekend to actually get out and see these wonderful places! So without too much of an introduction, here are the places we think are the most unimaginably beautiful in Maine.
1. Mount Battie, Camden
The calm and beauty of this hike is worth capturing on canvas! Or, just take the memories home with you in your head. Either way, this trail will lead to views of Cadillac Mountain on a clear day. You'll also see Camden Harbor, Penobscot Bay, and the surrounding islands.
2. Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
We've all known the beauty of this place for a long time, but it can't hurt to have a little reminder every now and again. Have you been to Acadia lately? If you're worried about the cold, just stay in your car and enjoy the loop roads for views like this. Or, in the winter views with snow!
3. Sunday River Bridge, Newry
The 100-foot structure spanning the Sunday River in western Newry was built in 1872. And it actually goes by two names — more formally, the Sunday River Bridge. While many believe it got its informal name — Artist's Bridge — as a result of its beauty and photogenic nature, there's actually another reason. One of the country's first impressionist painters, John Enneking, is said to be the reason for its notable name.
4. Reid State Park, Georgetown
Reid State Park isn't just for the summer. Take yourself here for a quiet walk along one of Maine's most beautiful coastlines even in the winter.
5. Baxter State Park, Millinocket
Baxter State Park can keep you busy for a week, but if you only have a day make sure you turn your gaze to Katahdin, Maine's highest peak.
6. The town of Port Clyde, Knox County
Port Clyde is actually a part of St. George, which has an overall population of approximately 2,500. And, while it's not hidden away in a forest in The County, it sure does feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. To really amplify that feeling, we recommend you stare out at the water while visiting Marshall Point Lighthouse.
7. North Street Community Garden, Portland
This beautiful spot makes the list because it's simply unexpected. This area proves that you don't need to go far to find the beauty of Maine.
8. Thomspon Lake, Casco
Did you know that Thompson Lake is Thompson Lake is in the top 5 percent of the cleanest and clearest lakes in Maine? Check it out and see for yourself!
9. The Blair Hill Inn, Greenville
The Blair Hill Inn, located in beautiful Greenville, was once a gentleman's estate and a breeding farm. It was built as a mansion in 1891 but has since been restored to a boutique hotel with a gorgeous interior, but even more beautiful views.
The house sits on the side of a sweeping hill and overlooks Moosehead Lake. While the inn is a lovely place to escape the hustle and bustle of a busier life, the restaurant is a great place to spend a few hours away.
10. Great Wass Island, off Jonesport
This is a wonderful place we just recently came across. In fact, we wrote a bit about it
. Head Downeast to enjoy one of the four trails here that will take you to rocky coast and covered forest.
Another fun activity this time of year is the
Gardens Aglow light show event at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens!