Few People Know There’s A Peaceful Japanese Tea Garden Hiding Right Here In Maine

It’s not hard to feel content and peaceful in Maine. There’s calm hiding around virtually every corner as long as you’re open to being in nature. We all have our go-to spots to re-center ourselves, but this little Japenese garden in Maine might be your new favorite. Its very existence is surprising to a lot of people, but once you’re there you’ll feel as though you’ve known about it your whole life. It’s even got some interesting history!

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The Asticou Azalea Garden is open from sunrise to sunset beginning in early May through the end of October. If the weather stays warmer, you might find it open in November. While free to enter, there’s a suggested donation of $5 per person. Keep in mind that parking is limited so you might want to arrive early. You can learn more here. Address: 3 Sound Drive, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.

For another beautiful garden, check out this one in Southwest Harbor. It offers a wonderful walk and some great scenery.