Summer Vacation Spectacular: Maine

As August stretches to a close, there’s still time for a summer vacation.Especially if you’re in Maine. Because Maine is Vacationland. We have the license plate to prove it.

Within just a few hours, often much less, you can be anywhere in the state that could be considered Vacationland. There’s no need to jet off to a national park. We’ve got that.

No need to load up the wagon a la National Lampoon’s Family Vacation. Your’e never too far from one of our beaches along the Atlantic coast. You prefer  lakes? Not a problem. Maine has hundreds of lakes. You can camp off the grid or you can book a luxurious resort.

What’s the best way to figure out where to go and what to do, when there is so much to see and do? You can start  with Maine magazine’s 48HRS feature. Every month they send staff members out to explore places all over the great state o’ Maine. They do all the legwork so you can enjoy.

I recently had the great privilege of being a guest writer for Maine and it was such a fun and fantastic experience. Bob and I had an awesome  weekend “working” Mt. Desert Island (aka MDI). It’s a place that people visit from all over the world to see the best of Maine. Here’s a taste of MDI (and it was all delicious) but if you want to share my whole weekend, click over to 48HRS for all the details.

Low tide in Frenchman’s Bay


Lupine, on Bar Island in Bar Harbor. You can walk to it at low tide.

Foggy Southwest Harbor, aka the “Quiet Side”



Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor. It’s early June, so the garden hasn’t quite bloomed yet.


Delicious Lobster Cobb Salad lunch at Watermark in Northeast Harbor

Jordan Pond, in Acadia National Park

The most famous popovers in Maine at Jordan Pond House

Biking the carriage roads in the park, Eagle Lake

A difficult decision…choosing a flavor at Mt. Desert Ice Cream

Always befriend a lobster holding an ice cream cone!

Do check out Maine magazine. And if you enjoy my article, let them know. I’d love to have the chance to spend another 48 hours somewhere in Maine.



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  1. I couldn’t find where to leave a comment! It’s up at the top, instead of at the bottom, where you’re done reading.
    But I did find it, and it looks beautiful, and I wish we had a car so we could drive to Maine. It looks completely serene. And delicious.

  2. I love MDI! Maine is such a beautiful place to explore. I love that I am able to call it home.

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