A Thanksgiving in Maine is the perfect opportunity to start a family tradition. A destination holiday offers a chance to connect with loved ones far and wide. What better place to spend quality family time than an escape to Camden, on the rocky coast of Maine. Rolling hills and low mountains rise up by the sea and lean over a rocky coastline with pristine harbors specked with islands and trawlers. Over the holiday, rich experiences and chances to explore the historic town and area await you and your family. Thanksgiving officially kicks off the ‘season’ in the Camden. That evening, the traditional holiday star is lit high atop Mount Battie overlooking Camden Harbor. The star is lit each night thereafter through New Year’s Eve. Continue reading “Start a Family Tradition in Camden”
Looking for unique Maine destinations this fall? There is an abundance of choices throughout the Pine Tree State to explore. ‘Hidden gems’ along the coastline, up in the mountains or through vast forestlands await the most intrepid travelers. Discover nature, breathtaking panoramic vistas, and find small-town comfort where you can unwind and rest, wine and dine. Here are 5 such places ‘off the beaten path’ in Maine to discover this fall or anytime: Continue reading “Off the Beaten Path: Maine Destinations This Fall”
The green leaves of summer are starting to bristle with color. Now is the time for New England fall foliage tours. Looking for a fun fall long weekend adventure? Below we detail the perfect trip: a drive up Maine’s coast with all the must see’s and stops. Continue reading “The Perfect Trip: Driving Up Maine’s Coast”
As the tourists flood out of vacationland, the crisp autumn air starts to push its way in. We may be partial, but fall is the optimal season to spend time outdoors in Maine. What better time to plan a vacation? As tourists vacate, you can really relax and make the Camden Harbour Inn the perfect place to call home base for your autumn getaway. Below we discuss the top 5 hikes in Maine to enjoy the famous New England fall foliage. Continue reading “Top 5 Hikes in Maine”
Newlyweds often fall in love with their honeymoon destination and make return visits a happy tradition. Those who are lucky enough to live here know; there are few destinations that match the natural beauty and romance of New England! Easy to get to from almost anywhere in the country, New England offers a host of seasonal activities and adventures for the most judicious couples. Depending on the time of year, you can soak in the beautiful foliage during the fall, relax on gorgeous sandy beaches, and listen to the call of the loons on the serene lakes. Below we discuss some hot spots for your New England honeymoon.
Curling up in a seaside bungalow, sipping wine in a cozy bed and breakfast, or just listening to the crashing waves from your towel, beachside. Don’t think that because Rhode Island is the smallest state, that it doesn’t have an abundance of things to offer.
Newport’s The Chanler, is a dream spot to stay on your honeymoon. Fall asleep beneath a sparkling chandelier in a room that seems right out of the Renaissance. With 20 unique rooms ranging from Gothic to English Tudor decor, couples can feel like Royalty. Featuring the Ocean Villa, which overlooks Newport’s famous Cliff Walk and Easton’s Beach.
Looking to add some romance into your honeymoon getaway? New Hampshire has all of the ingredients for a magical escape. Blessed with jagged mountains, lush rivers, thick forests, sparkling lakes and sandy beaches, the moment you arrive you will slip into full honeymoon mode.
The Manor on Golden Pond, in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, is a classic Honeymoon setting fit for a King and Queen. Enjoy the vast views of Squam lake from your room. One great aspect to a Manor on Golden Pond honeymoon is the fact that you never have to leave. Splurge on a couples massage and other fine spa treatments, sit by the pool, play a game of tennis, even take a cooking class. Enjoy a multi-course dinner sitting fireside in the Van Horn Dining Room, and top off your meal with a choice from the extensive wine list.
Vermont can be the perfect place for an unforgettable honeymoon. Let the timelessness of the mountains, rivers, barns, and meadows provide an anchor for your new life together. Your stay can be as active or relaxing as you want it to be…hike the Green Mountains, catch a chair lift to the top of the slopes, or just sit by the pool.
Grafton, Vermont is home to the Grafton Inn, among the oldest and most established inns in New England. The Grafton Inn has been hosting New England honeymooners for decades, and is the perfect honeymoon respite in a historic setting. Head down the road to the Grafton Cheese company and watch how fine Vermont cheese is made. Be sure to check out Grafton Ponds, the inn’s outdoor center for XC skiing and snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, or swimming. Wind down on the front porch with a drink overlooking the property. Enjoy two locations for dinner. Phelps Barn is more of a casual setting with pub fare and local brews, and the Old Tavern Restaurant offers more of an intimate dining experience with an authentic farm to table restaurant experience.
Maine offers the perfect landscape for a honeymoon paradise with a stunning rocky coast, sprawling sandy beaches, peaceful lakes, gorgeous national parks, and a world-renowned restaurant scene. To be in the mountains by day, and enjoying a five-star meal by night, Maine provides the perfect mix of nature and nightlife to make honeymoon memories last a lifetime.
Make your way up the coast to find and stay at the Camden Harbour Inn, New England’s quintessential Victorian Inn. With breathtaking Penobscot Bay right outside your window, the beautiful surroundings make Camden Harbour Inn the ideal place for a romantic celebration. The rooms are opulent and stylish, the spa is invigorating, and the magic of coastal Maine makes for a heavenly atmosphere. Enjoy a world-class meal at Natalies, the Inn’s award winning restaurant while toasting to your new journey together.
Are you ready to start planning your New England fall foliage adventures? The current foliage predictions for Maine’s 2016 autumn season begins in Northern Maine at the end of September and begins in Southern Maine in mid-to-late October. When planning a fall trip to Maine, it’s important to be patient and leisurely. Take in the views the radiant autumn trees, as you travel the classic New England two-lane roads that wind through smaller coastal towns. Check out these ideas to make the best of your Fall trip in the Southern Maine area, from Camden to Kittery. Continue reading “Take a New England Fall Foliage Vacation”
The colors of autumn in Maine are absolutely breathtaking. Not only is September and October prime time for fall foliage, but it’s also the best time of the year to explore Maine’s offerings for fairs and festivals! There are so many festivals held every year, some even celebrating more than 100 years. With all the classic food, agricultural wonders, contests, old-fashioned rides, and more, how is it possible to decide which fairs are worth going to? We have put together a list of annual fall festivals that you simply can’t miss!
Oxford County Fair, Oxford
One of the first county fairs of the year, the Oxford County Fair is sure to get you your fix on all the basic fall festival activities, from livestock shows to crafts. New to the fair this year is a harness race track. In addition, there will be a Revival AAA Glidden Tour exhibit featuring up to 200 pre-1943 antique cars parading through the fair. If you’re an antique car enthusiast or collector, don’t miss this show!
September 11-17, www.oxfordcountyfair.com. Continue reading “A Complete Guide to Maine’s Fall Fairs & Festivals”