Most People Don’t Know These 11 Hidden Gems In Maine Even Exist

Some think Maine is a small state, and indeed it is when you compare it to California or Texas. But when it comes to attractions, restaurants, and things to do, we are huge. Don’t believe it? It might be because there are some hidden gems you haven’t found yet. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 11 hidden gems in Maine. It is by no means complete. But, it’s a nice start if you’re trying to uncover some new things to experience here. And, if you’re a real Mainer, you may already know some (or even all) of these!

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We know you may not want to reveal all of your favorite hidden gems, but in the spirit of sharing, let us know one or two. We’d love to compile another list of more hidden gems in Maine.

Address: Trailhead: Cutler Bold Coast Trail, 425 ME-191, Cutler, ME 04626, USA
Address: Mount Agamenticus, Mt Agamenticus, York, ME 03902, USA
Address: Cliff Trail, 263 Mountain Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079, USA
Address: Bagaduce Lunch, 145 Frank's Flat Rd, Penobscot, ME 04476, USA
Address: Damariscotta Mills Fish Restoration Ladder, 335 Bayview Rd, Nobleboro, ME 04555, USA
Address: Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, 99 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217, USA
Address: Siempre Mas, 377 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: Parsons Beach Road, Parsons Beach Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA
Address: Monica's Chocolates, 100 County Rd, Lubec, ME 04652, USA
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August 13, 2021

What are the best hidden beaches in Maine?

The best hidden beaches in Maine can be found along the Bold Coast. THe far eastern border of Maine is a section of the state that most people overlook – which means you’ll likely be alone as you walk the shoreline. You might not have cell phone service and there’s not a whole lot to do here outside of the off season, but if you’ve got a sense of adventure, you’ll soon find yourself enjoying your own slice of heaven.

Are there any little-known trails in Maine worth hiking?

The hike to Rattlesnake Flume is perhaps the best summertime hike in the Pine Tree State. Where else can you have a powerful cascade tumbling into a chilly swimming hole all to yourself? While the Rattlesnake Flume is getting more popular nowadays, if you go during off hours, you’ll be so glad you made the trek. Some other off-the-beaten-trail hikes in Maine include the hike up Eliot Mountain on Mount Desert Island, the beautiful Holden Community Learning Trails, the rail trail that follows the Kennebec River through the towns of Augusta, Hallowell, and Gardiner, and the Whiskeag Trail in Bath. Each one of these lightly trafficked trails showcases another beautiful side of the Pine Tree State.

Address: Trailhead: Cutler Bold Coast Trail, 425 ME-191, Cutler, ME 04626, USA
Address: Mount Agamenticus, Mt Agamenticus, York, ME 03902, USA
Address: Cliff Trail, 263 Mountain Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079, USA
Address: Bagaduce Lunch, 145 Frank's Flat Rd, Penobscot, ME 04476, USA
Address: Damariscotta Mills Fish Restoration Ladder, 335 Bayview Rd, Nobleboro, ME 04555, USA
Address: Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, 99 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217, USA
Address: Siempre Mas, 377 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: Parsons Beach Road, Parsons Beach Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA
Address: Monica's Chocolates, 100 County Rd, Lubec, ME 04652, USA