Three Scenic Places to Experience in Maine
The weather is finally starting to feel like it's supposed to here in Maine and if you're like me, you'll want to make up for lost time. Here's a list of some great scenic spots that you need to check out if you haven't already.
1.) Mackworth Island, Falmouth
Situated in Falmouth, Mackworth Island is a great spot to check out if you only have a few hours. There's limited parking but in the ten times I've been, I have never really had a tough time getting a spot. If you have small kids, this is a fantastic area. There are walking paths that go through the woods or you can opt to walk out towards the water. There's shade in the walking areas for those hot days as well. Further down the paths you'll see the fairy houses. These are super unique and kids absolutely love collecting sticks and rocks and making their own houses. Overall, the place is super charming and a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
2.) Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, Freeport
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is situated in Freeport, Maine about a mile from the shopping outlets. The place is an absolute gem offering walking paths and majestic photo opportunities. I recommend hitting up the Freeport Outlets for a short stint, getting lunch, and then taking in the breathtaking environment of Wolfe's Neck Woods. You could lay on a giant rock by the water and take a nap it's so peaceful. I went recently on a Saturday and there were hardly any people there. There's plenty of parking and it's just a real nice, relaxing place to check out!
3.) Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor
Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. The area is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks like Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. I know what you're thinking. Acadia. Cliche. But it's that way for a reason! Now may not be the ideal time to go (I'd recommend during peak foliage time in the Fall) but it's absolutely beautiful. I've traveled quite a bit, and taken in some beautiful places, but Acadia is one of the best. I feel I need to go back a dozen times because it's just such a vast landscape that you don't have time to see it all. Depending on where you live, you're going to want to plan accordingly. Hotel reservations go quickly during peak times so I'd consider making plans early. If you're lucky enough to live close to Bar Harbor, then consider yourself lucky. You need to check out all these places but reserve a special time to check out Acadia.