Why Visiting Coastal Maine In The Summer Is A Must

There’s Much More To The Area Than Pretty Views.

Coastal Maine, with its splendid backdrop of rocky, rugged bluffs and seemingly endless ocean views, is easily one of the most picturesque spots in the country. Fortunately for summer travelers, there’s much more to the area than just good looks. Below, a handy guide of activities & things to do during your next visit.

Nubble Lighthouse
No visit to Cape Neddick would be complete without taking a proper picture of this iconic, quintessentially Maine lighthouse. Though it’s not open to visitors, head to nearby Sohier Park for the best views and photo opps.

Marginal Way
For grand, sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, take a leisurely stroll along this paved walking trail, which stretches from Perkins Cove to Shore Road. Originally built in 1925, it also features 40 benches for you to relax, sit, and take in the breathtaking scenery.

SoMe Brewery
Founded by Dave and David Rowland in December of 2013, this brewery is proving there’s more to craft beer than hoppy ales. They’re most renown for turnout locally-inspired brews, including a fun Whoopie Pie Stout. Aged with cocoa and vanilla, it’s creamy and sweet – and makes for a delicious, drinkable dessert.

Breton’s Fishing Charters
Everyone loves fresh Maine lobster, so why not learn how it’s caught? Charter a vessel, and for a couple hours, witness firsthand what it’s like to be a lobsterman and to haul traps. It’s a truly unique sea to fork experience. 

Downtown York and Ogunquit
Summer is an especially terrific time to visit the charming towns of York and Ogunquit. Take your time and pop into the locally-owned art galleries, boutiques, and coffee shops. For a fun evening out, be sure to check out a musical at the famed Ogunquit Playhouse.

Tags

travel tips, Fun, activities, Food+Drink, summer, family

Location

Cape Neddick, ME

Hotel/Resort

Cliff House

Category

Local's Guides

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