Whether you're visiting during winter or summer, SkyRun packs in the fun for everyone! Listed below are some of our favorite things to do in Coastal Maine. Scroll below to start planning activities for your trip or see reccomendations for local dining and services.
One of America's grandest outdoor performance venues is right here in Maine! The Bowl in the Pines amphitheater at Snow Pond Center for the arts in Sydney, ME is a must see! Snow Pond is a unique arts and educational institution, tourist attraction, and a community center for everyone. Enroll in a class, sign up for a camp, or enjoy a concert/event.
From October to early March, the sun strikes Cadillac Mountain first; before anywhere else in America. Cadillac Mountain is one of more than 20 mountains on Mount Desert Island, and at 1,530 feet, it’s the highest point along the North Atlantic seacoast. It’s worth the hike to witness the beautiful sunrise on Cadillac Mountain.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on nearly 300 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through spectacular ornamental gardens and traversing miles of waterfront and woodland trails, visitors are delighted by the beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls and fountains, and scenic views. It's no wonder the Gardens have been hailed as one of Maine's top three attractions. The Gardens are open 9-5 April 15 - October 12.
With rocky peaks, deep forests, and 3,478 miles of winding, tidal coastline, Maine offers magnificent hiking adventures ranging from afternoon walks to bucket list backcountry journeys. Hit these stunning trails and discover remote lighthouses, sheer ridges, breathtaking scenery and more!
There is so much to do in Maine! The truth is everyone has their own favorite part of Maine. Whether it’s the smell of saltwater and pines, listening to tales of the sea on a lobster boat tour, the view from a raft as you drift down the Kennebec, whale watching off the coast, taking a sunset cruise, or the simple feeling of relaxing on the beach…Maine’s allure catches us all in different ways.
Mansions and majestic hotels serve as reminders of Bar Harbor’s past (in the 19th century, it was a favorite vacation spot of society’s rich and famous). Today, visitors kayak, wine and dine at top restaurants, go shopping, explore Acadia National Park, go bird or whale watching, and enjoy salty sea air and sandy beaches.
The Kennebec Valley runs from the region’s southern towns of Winthrop and Gardner toJackman in the north. Endless activities from boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and more, await travelers to this destination. Including playing golf at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, voted one of the best public courses in the state by Golf Digest.
Maine is obviously known for its famous lobster, clams, and fresh seafood dishes. However there is more to dining in Maine - with many wonderful restaurants, and top chefs, it is easy to find a unique meal, in each town you visit. Many Maine restaurants use local produce, seafood and meats that help make the meals fresh and healthy. Bon Appetit and Wine Spectator have made Maine restaurants famous for their settings, high quality food and drinks. Portland is the Foodie Capital of Maine with many unique restaurants, and annual food, beer and wine festivals. You will enjoy the food wherever you choose to dine we guarantee it!
A walk through the streets of Old Port offers a great introduction to Portland's rich history, not to mention its outstanding foodie scene. When you're looking for a thirst-quenching lager to pair with all of the city's delicious eats, head to one of Portland's microbreweries; many offer free brewery tours. If you are more of an introvert who admires art check out Portland's Museum of Art or take a tour of the elegant Victoria Mansion. If you're looking to see Maine's lovely landscapes, head to Eastern Promenade or plan daytrips to the Casco Bay Islands or Cape Elizabeth.
Maine's 65 historic lighthouses attract visitors today just as they have drawn and guided ships into safe harbors for centuries along the state's rocky coastline. Portland Head Light, the first tower commissioned by George Washington in 1791, is a working beacon today, as are at least 59 others. Make plans to view these iconic towers from the water with a guided tour, or explore the scenic parks and coastal towns nearby on your own.
The craft beer scene in Maine has grown in exponentially in recent years with many new breweries and tasting rooms popping up all over the state. Maine is home to some of the hottest new breweries offering up taste tests and sometimes free tours with a variety of different styles of beer to choose from. One brewery we recommend going to visit is Allagash based in Portland, ME.
SkyRun Coastal Maine
115 Appalachee Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 207-288-7601