Maine Coast Vacation
Divide Maine's coast into thirds and make your
South Coast, Mid Coast, and North Coast, and take them in turn to investigate the options.
Your style of vacation will determine where you go; each of these sections of the coast are distinctly different.
In the south you have Shopping and Museums.
Mid coast you have museums;
On the North coast you have: nature and solitude. Each section, however, has ample doses of all three attractions and in any section of Maine you will find diversity.
The Maine Coast starts in the south with two bookend factory outlet towns that could pass for There are two steam train museums, and the oldest and largest trolley museum in the world.
In The Maine Coast mid part you have an antique auto museum, a narrow gage steam train, a shipbuilding museum, two top-notch fine arts museums, and an air museum where antique airplanes fly and lovers of old transportation meet to swap parts and stories.
On the Maine Coast to the north you find miles of pristine coves with tiny lobster villages so often seen on post cards.
True to its Vacation Land nickname, Maine has something for everyone and as you would expect, from one end to the other the Maine coast has hundreds of those rocky coves and sandy beaches that you have seen on the pages of Calendars.
On the Maine Coast you can be in the thick of eye popping attractions one day and walking along a secluded beach the next, both just a mile from your inn or resort where every imaginable amenity including spas, pools WiFi, golfing, shopping, and shuttle service to beaches makes your Maine vacation a unique step back in time while keeping all the modern toys at hand.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Museum north of Portland
General Henry Knox Mansion Museum, Thomaston, near Rockland
Farnsworth Museum of Art Rockland, the Wyeth Center Gallery,
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick,
Portland Museum of Art,
notable art Museums
Maine Coast Art Museums
Maine Coast Vacation could start in the south with two factory outlet towns built like shopper's theme parks: Kittery and Freeport.
There are two steam train museums, an antique auto museum, and the oldest and largest trolley museum in the world.
Maine Coast Vacation could take you North of Portland to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Museum out of Damaricotta which is located north of Bath on Route One.
Maine Coast Vacation could start in the south with two factory outlet towns built like shopper's theme parks: Kittery and Freeport. Nearby in Wells the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (photo right) makes a pleasant break with walks through the estuarine park. Not far on Route One find Portland's steam train museum, The Wells trolley museum in the world at Kennebunkport.
A Maine Coast Vacation could start in the south at Kittery on Route One with a factory outlet mall that stretches for a mile.
Nearby there is the Wells Antique Auto Museum, Nature Preserves along the estuary, and the oldest and largest trolley museum in the world, the Kennebunkport Seashore Trolley Museum.
How to Reach the Maine Coast From Boston Go north on Route I-95 to Portsmouth New Hampshire. and then Maine. The first coastal town will be Kittery
www.wellsbeach.com www.sea-vucampground.co www.mainecampgrounds.com
www.wellsreserve.org www.trolleymuseum.org http://mngrr.rails.net
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