They actually don't allow dogs on the beach from April to the end of September because, "it is a threat to the health of children--degrades our town--and transmits disease." Isn't that hilarious? The sign also says there is a $200 fine for not cleaning up dog waste! Maybe lots of beaches have this kinda thing, but me, living in Indiana, have not been to that many beaches... so I dunno. I just thought the sign was hilarious!
In Portland, Maine in summer Deering Oaks at Park Avenue and Forest Avenue has boats to ride around the pond, tennis, amphitheater for performances. In winter, there is skating on the pond. It has recently been cleaned up and renovated.
You can find picnic areas along many roads in Maine. Look on your official Maine State road map to find scenic picnic areas indicated by little picnic tables . Many have a place to barbeque, running water or pumpable water, and toilets , but bring your own hand wipes and often toilet paper.
In addition to lobsters, Maine also has a great brewing tradition which is alive and well. Sample Gearys Pale Ale, Shipyard Export Ale and Bar Harbor Real Ale as well as one of the many blueberry beers. To borrow a phrase from the southwest, "try one and you'll understand why."
Naturally, all those beers go well with lobster...
The people of Maine are great. They have an immense amount of state pride! I have never been to a state where the people only buy products that are produced within the state. They are very consious about keeping their money within their borders.
DIY Lobster! There are lobster dinner deals all over the state, but the best, if you have the means, is to buy 'em fresh, fill a huge pot with sea water, bring to a full boil, throw the suckers in, and consume with way too much butter....
We visited the Episcopal church right downtown Bar Harbor for the Sunday service. It was nice, and we ran into someone we met on the bus!
probably not impromptu but unexpected sight in rural Mechanic Falls where patriotism is taking to the street.
When's the best month to go to Maine? May! Everything is in bloom and the Spring is so nice here. You won't be overwhelemd by your fellow tourists either.
Worst experience ever !!! We booked Hilton Honors reward reservation- a non-smoking room with double...more
Our family has stayed here several times over the past 25 years, usually in the Ocean Front Lodge....more
Only one of 2 campgrounds actually in Acadia National Park, Blackwoods is really in the middle of it...more