There’s something so romantic about the beautiful covered bridges in Maine. Whether surrounded by autumn’s cacophony of colors or shrouded in snow, covered bridges immediately make us think of country road trips in Maine. Many states have them, but we do them best! Check out these amazing covered bridges in ME and start planning a trip to see them — in every season!

There are certainly other gorgeous covered bridges in Maine. Where are some of your favorites? And for those planning to take a day trip, we have some awesome suggestions in our The Ultimate Road Trip Packing List to help you make sure you’ll have everything you need for your journey.

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Rural Towns In Maine

What are the best small rural towns to visit in Maine?
Here is a list of 12 small towns in rural Maine that are downright delightful.

  • Vinalhaven, Knox County: For those liking adventures, the town of Vinalhaven is only accessible by ferry from Rockland. It picturesquely sits on the Fox Islands in the center of Penobscot Bay. And we love the fresh lobster here, as it's Maine's second-most lucrative lobstering fleet. But the best part just may be the sight of the colorful boats lingering in the water. Enjoy the parks, history, and rich events here, along with the interesting history available from the Vinalhaven Historical Society website.
  • Patten, Penobscot County: This historic town became one of the most notable towns on the Penobscot River in the 19th century due to the lumber industry. While we're there, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is worthy of a visit. The vast 87,500-acre landscape offers unforgettable views of Mount Katahdin. Discover the waters, birds, flowers, and wildlife offered in this exquisite space.
  • Sebec, Piscataquis County: This oldest town in Piscataquis County, founded in 1812, is located at the easternmost end of the approximately 6,000-acre Sebec Lake. In addition to this lovely body of water, the town offers ponds some of which are stocked with brook trout, so bring some fishing gear.

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