Maine Attractions February 12, 2018
Don’t Let Another Year Go By Without Seeing These 11 Breathtaking Maine Spots
Maine has no shortage of beautiful things to see. Love to get lost in quiet forest? We’ve got that! Prefer the crashing of waves with a dose of sea mist? We’ve got that, too! No matter what your Maine vista of choice, there’s something that will make you swoon. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the choices, we have a few recommendations for the most beautiful places in Maine that might make things easier.
1. Mount Battie, Camden
It's not uncommon to find people trying to take home the view from the top of this classic and easy hike. On a clear day, it leads to views of Cadillac Mountain. You'll also see Camden Harbor, Penobscot Bay, and the surrounding islands.
2. Blair Hill Inn, Greenville
If you love the outdoors, but still prefer a dose of luxury, head to the Blair Hill Inn. The views of Moosehead Lake from the rooms and restaurant will make you grateful to be in Vacationland.
3. North Street Community Garden, Portland
Don't be fooled into thinking that your only chance at Maine beauty is going far away. You can find lots of incredible views in your own backyard. This is a great example.
4. Angel Falls, Franklin County
These classic Maine falls are nearly 90 feet and are considered to be the tallest in Maine. Don't miss the trip if you're in the Rangeley area. You can find the trailhead about 18 miles south of Oquossoc.
5. Rattlesnake Flume and Pool, Near Gilead
This is best as a warm weather hike, but it can still be done in the winter. The only catch? You probably won't want to jump into the freezing cold water in February. If you prefer to keep your core temperature on the reasonable side, just stand here and look at the emerald water. It's a truly unique to find in Maine and worth the walk on the hidden path.
6. Gulf Hagas and the Rim Trail, Katahdin Iron Works State Park
The gorgeous Gulf Hagas can be found at Katahdin Iron Works State Park. The three-mile area features sheer canyon walls, lush forest, and waterfalls.
7. Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, Caribou
The County in Maine just might be the most gorgeous, remote part of America. There are lots of activities to do here, including hiking, running, snowshoeing, and skiing.
8. Dunn Falls, Andover
Starting in Andover, this hike will take you along the Appalachian Trail to the two falls of Dunn Falls. The trail is narrow and takes you through the forest following a wonderful stream. You'll first come to Lower Dunn Falls and then make your way to Upper Dunn Falls.
9. The Bold Coast Scenic Byway, Millbridge to Easport
While this road trip references the coast in its name, a good portion of it will show you Maine's rural backroads away from the sea. It will take about 3-hour drive for the whole drive, which will take you from Millbridge, all the way up the coast to Eastport.
10. Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert
Maine's only National Park will can keep you busy for days. But, if you're not looking to work up a sweat hiking, there's plenty to do for natural beauty lovers. Acadia is one of the most beloved and well-known trips to take while in Maine.
11. Baxter State Park, Millinocket
You knew we wouldn't leave this Maine gem off the list. Baxter State Park encompasses 209,501 acres around Mount Katahdin. Some people avoid it for fear that it's best for accomplished hikers. Not so! It's absolutely beautiful even if you just gaze at the scenery.
Want to really get yourself out there?
Check out this awesome scenic train ride!