12 Unforgettable Maine Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year

While some of us complain about the winter and cold, most of us have to admit that Vacationland is a wonderful place to explore all year long! From snow activities to those that get us outside into the fresh air surrounded by greenery, there’s no shortage of activities to keep us busy. In fact, you might be surprised at the sheer variety of things on offer here in Maine. To prove it, we’ve put together a list of 12 of the best day trips in Maine to try all year long. From winter to spring to summer to fall, these things should go on a list to pull from throughout the next 12 months!

Of all the things we love seeing in Maine, waterfalls are always high on our list. The ultimate Maine waterfalls road trip is right here and you’ll want to do it!

Address: Carousel Horse Farm, 69 Leach Hill Rd, Casco, ME 04015, USA
Address: The Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Rd, Camden, ME 04843, USA
Address: 75 Newbury St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: 16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: 141 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME 04988, USA
Address: Kezar Falls Gorge, Lovell, ME 04051, USA
Address: Old Orchard Beach, ME, USA
Address: Libby & Son U Picks, 86 Sawyer Mountain Rd, Limerick, ME 04048, USA
Address: Sweetser's Apple Barrel and Orchards, 19 Blanchard Rd, Cumberland, ME 04021, USA
Address: 321 Port Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA
Address: Hurricane Road, Hurricane Rd, Gorham, ME 04038, USA
Address: 456 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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Best Day Trips In Maine

March 18, 2022

Which hidden gems in Maine should I visit?

It can be hard to grasp the enormity of our solar system, but you might have a better idea of its size after experiencing the Maine Solar System Model. Created by the University of Maine at Presque Isle, this 3-D model is the largest in our hemisphere and the second largest model in the world. Each mile you travel is equal to 93 million miles! Your adventure will begin at the sun found at UMPI and travel along U.S. Route 1 to Topsfield. At 100 miles long, this solar system exploration is one of the best day trips in Maine and truly a hidden gem!

What food trails can I take in Maine?

Maybe tacos aren’t the first food you think of when you think of Maine, but this taco food trail might change that. Starting at Loco Cocos Tacos in Kittery, then heading north along Interstate 295, you’ll make eight stops and end up at El El Frijole in Sargentville. Check out this article for more details on this delicious Maine food trail!

What unique tours in Maine can I take?

Climb aboard Cap’n Fish’s schooner and set sail on an Atlantic Puffin tour. These adorable birds can be seen from May to October, and the best way to sneak a peek is from the water. On your tour, you’ll see plenty of cute orange beaks, thanks to the conservation efforts of the National Audubon Society. Of course, you can’t see Atlantic Puffin in every state; that’s what makes this tour one of the unique things to do around Maine!

Address: Carousel Horse Farm, 69 Leach Hill Rd, Casco, ME 04015, USA
Address: The Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Rd, Camden, ME 04843, USA
Address: 75 Newbury St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: 16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Address: 141 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME 04988, USA
Address: Kezar Falls Gorge, Lovell, ME 04051, USA
Address: Old Orchard Beach, ME, USA
Address: Libby & Son U Picks, 86 Sawyer Mountain Rd, Limerick, ME 04048, USA
Address: Sweetser's Apple Barrel and Orchards, 19 Blanchard Rd, Cumberland, ME 04021, USA
Address: 321 Port Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA
Address: Hurricane Road, Hurricane Rd, Gorham, ME 04038, USA
Address: 456 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA