Visit Portland – but there’s more to Maine!
One of the top places you should visit in Maine is Portland. There’s an Italian grocer on India St. that makes some of the best pizza you will ever taste. If you’re in the mood for gelato, they have it in abundance. There’s even a local argument that’s been raging for years about which gelato place is the best in town. Visit Eventide Oyster Co. if you want to experience the most delicious lobster roll in existence, and take a stroll through the storied streets of this historic city. There’s more than enough to do in Portland to last your entire vacation – but you want to see more, and who can blame you?
Is Bigfoot real?
For the guests at the International Cryptozoology Museum, he could be. This is a museum like any other, but it’s better! Instead of ancient relics and mummified remains, you’ll get a glimpse of the bizarre. Learn about all the hidden animals of the world: Bigfoot, Chupacabra, the Loch Ness Monster, and much more. If you thought these creatures didn’t exist before stepping foot in this museum, you may just leave a believer. They’re called cryptids by people in the know, and all these animals’ existences are unsubstantiated because it’s said they’re really great at hiding from humans. Does that mean they’re not real? You’ll have to decide for yourself!
Visit popular Bar Harbor
Breathe in the fresh air, and take in the clean water at Acadia National Park, just a stone’s throw from Bar Harbor. Hit the 158 miles of trails for hiking the highest points along the Atlantic coastline, learn about the diverse ecosystem and animals that call this national park home, and revel in the stone bridges along the way. Acadia is a popular place for tourists who are looking to glamp or camp in Maine. Cruise ships sail into Bar Harbor, where many people love to visit and absorb the relaxing atmosphere of this quaint town. There are evening programs, guided tours, boat tours, and even a place for your pet if you want them to come along for the adventure!
Visit the house of the king of horror
What would a trip to Maine be without a visit to the house of the king of horror? While he probably won’t invite you in for tea, Stephen King doesn’t hide his house behind towering trees or winding pathways into the woods. You can see his home right from the road. It may look like any ordinary mansion, but as you gaze upon the fence and gateway, you’ll see his signature macabre style at work. King has used Maine as the backdrop for many of his tales of misery and woe, and you can see where this horror genius cooks up his horrific tales when you visit the city of Bangor.
See the highest tidal range in the world
Don’t stray too far, or you may end up in Canada when visiting the Bay of Fundy. It’s been dubbed one of the national wonders of North America, and one visit to the Bay will prove why. You’ll see whales that aren’t seen in most places in the world, you can take a stroll along the ocean floor as the waters recede, and you can even take a look at dinosaur fossils along the way. If all of that isn’t enough, there are great places to eat, a golf course, and even a spa where you can wind down!
Discover where ghosts meet science
Hurricane Island isn’t really haunted … or is it? It was once a town, but like so many others, it slowly cleared out and was left to weather the storm of time. Now Hurricane Island is home to the Center for Science and Leadership. This research center is off the grid, generating its own power and existing sustainably. The scientists and researchers there spend their time studying marine life and teaching others about what they do and why we should love our oceans and treat them with respect. It’s amazing to see some of their work up close. Kids can even take a summer vacation there to help the researchers out!
What a whirlwind trip that was! We hope you enjoyed your time in Maine and didn’t experience a flat along the way. If you did, maybe you were smart and ordered the RV Advisor’s Tire and Wheel Protection plan before heading out. Our Tire and Wheel Protection plan covers cars, horse trailers, your RV, and so much more! You won’t be stuck with a flat and no idea how to handle it when you carry our plan with you.