5 Tips for Summer Fun in Maine
Summer’s here, and I feel so blessed that I don’t have to plan a trip to Maine—I already live in Vacationland! But for those of you who want to make the most of your vacation in Maine, here are 5 suggestions to get you started. (In case you’re wondering, yes, lobster is definitely part of the plan).
1. Take a Lucky Catch Cruise Around Casco Bay.
One of the first things I did when I was thinking about moving to Maine was to go on a Lucky Catch Cruise around Casco Bay. The lobster tour lasts roughly 90 minutes, and Captain Tom will show you the routine activities of Maine lobstermen, and you’ll also learn about the habits and conservation of lobsters. If hauling traps isn’t your thing, then just enjoy the cruise around scenic Casco Bay landmarks. That wasn’t enough for me, so I put on an apron and some rubber gloves and got to work measuring the lobsters that were hauled up. I had a ball helping out!
2. Enjoy a lobster roll at The Lobster Shack at Two Lights.
Located on Cape Elizabeth’s rocky coast, The Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth offers an unbeatable ocean view. The only thing that could make the experience any better is to order one of the succulent lobster rolls they’ve been serving for 50 years. Chow down outdoors at a picnic bench, or enjoy the view from their indoor dining area.
3. Pick Wild Blueberries.
This is the time of year when Mainers begin craving the punch of sweet, intense flavor that delicate Maine wild blueberries pack. Head out to the pick-your-own farm of your choice and fill a basket. Or two. Or three. You get my drift. I always get one basket to enjoy right away, then another one to freeze. I thaw those out on a blizzard day in February to remind myself that warm summer days will return. Really, they will.
4. Go Sailing on a Schooner.
Imagine sailing along the stunning coast of Maine on a National Landmark Windjammer while enjoying live music and hearty, delicious food from Down East. Make your dream a reality and book a Maine Windjammer Cruise. Choose from cruises of varying lengths or even charter a schooner for a special occasion.
5. Explore Mount Katahdin.
For adventure-seekers, summer’s a great time to go exploring in Maine, and Katahdin is the place to do it. Located in Baxter State Park, Katahdin is Maine’s highest peak. It’s also the Appalachain Trail’s northern terminus. Hiking offers many different route options, including the famous Knife Edge route, for reaching the summit. There also bike tour available that include views of Katahdin.
Concerts, hiking, river rafting, berry picking, beaches, cruises. You name it, Maine’s got it in the summer. But please, don’t forget my lobster rolls!
For More Information:
Lucky Catch Cruises:
The Lobster Shack at Two Lights:
Southern Maine U-Pick Farms:
Maine Windjammer Cruises:
Hiking in Mount Katahdin: