Lighthouses and lobsters may dominate many ideas about Maine, but this north-eastern state has a lot more to offer. When you arrange road trips in Maine, you can pass 300 year old ports, find solitude in national parks, take boats to wave-lashed islands, and relax by the beach in an old-world ambiance.
But where should travelers head for their road trips? Here are some potential routes that either pass through or just miss Maine's most appealing destinations. Most are gather around Route 1, so a longer trip across the whole state isn't out of the question:
1. Acadia's Park Loop Road -
It may seem short, but the 27 mile long Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park is a must see route, running past the lighthouse at Bass Harbor, Wildwood Stables (where horse-drawn carriage rides are available), and the gorgeous Sand Beach.
2. Route 1 from Portland to Acadia -
Before driving the loop, be sure to trace the Maine coast northwards from the capital. The road passes through Bath, with a great Maritime Museum, skirts Boothbay - home to a captivating railway museum - and is always accompanied by stunning coastline.
3. Bar Harbor to Pembroke
- Start out in Bar Harbor for a bit to eat, then strike out north from Acadia into Blueberry Country, where fresh fruit pies are part of the daily diet. See the lighthouse at Petit Manan, think about a side turn to quaint little Jonesport, or press on to the Canadian border at Pembroke.
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