Here Are The 10 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In Maine
By Michelle|Updated on March 09, 2023(Originally published March 04, 2023)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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If you’re looking for charm, history and beauty, Maine is a great place to visit. Count yourself extra lucky if you happen to live in or near one of these beautiful, charming small towns in Maine. Check out this list for some of the best small towns in Maine and plan to visit them all, because each of them are true Vacationland treasures!
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Best Small Towns in Maine
Sarah M.|March 09, 2023
What are the best small towns for a weekend getaway in Maine?
Maine is made up of special places, hidden in the woods or tucked along the coast. That’s what makes this place so unique. It’s easy to plan a weekend vacation in a go-to spot, but it’s even more fun to set aside some time to explore the other places. That being said, here are some of the best small towns for a weekend getaway in Maine:
Norway. This little town has a main street filled with restaurants, bars and shops that will keep you busy all day. What was once a quiet little pass-through is now a destination all on its own. Spend the weekend enjoying all of this plus the outdoors with a stay at this adorable tiny house just down the road.
Port Clyde. Sitting on the southernmost section of the St. George peninsula in the central part of the state, this quiet coastal town is absolutely fantastic. At one point it was a busy port, but today it's ideal for people who love peace and quiet and salty air.
Blue Hill. This small town has over 2,500 year-round residents, which is a testament to just how great it is. There's a ton of fantastic nature to explore, but the art scene here is fun too.
Harpswell. This sleepy little beauty is a great day trip if you're looking for a quiet spot on the Maine coast. The town has the longest coastline of any town in the state and includes islands just off the coast.
Wiscasset. Perhaps best known for its lobster shacks, Wiscasset is a conveniently located town that's fun to visit or simply drive through. It's referred to as "the prettiest village in Maine" and a weekend getaway here will prove why. There's a lot to visit if you love history, but the sights of the water are just as compelling.
Boothbay Harbor. Just an hour and a half north of Portland, this is a great day trip from southern Maine and northern Maine. A must-visit is the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens which offers wonderfully green and vibrant gardens from spring to fall. In the winter experience Gardens Aglow when millions of lights adorn the trees for a truly spectacular experience.
Lincolnville. This little mid-coast gem is small but mighty. With a vibrant community feel, you'll love visiting some of the little shops here. And if you're hungry, you're in luck! The town is known for its great food and beverage. It's also home to Cellardoor Winery, which is a beautiful place to visit on a sunny day.