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When in Maine

For those of you new to me and who haven’t read my About page, it might come as news that I’m from Maine. I grew up on the coast with regular trips inland to central Maine, and I have some When in Maine tips and tricks. 

Do go to the ocean!

Portland Head Light – I grew up 10 minutes away from here



Maine is known for its coastline. Whether you see the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth – which I’m partial to because I grew up there – or beautiful Bar Harbor, be sure to check out the miles and miles of ocean. We’re the Eastern-most part of the continental United States!

Don’t speed

From zazzle.com



If you’re driving in the state, be sure to obey the driving laws. This might sound absolutely ridiculous, but let me explain – Mainers love the money that tourists bring to the economy, but hate the tourists themselves. Don’t be that Masshole cutting people off, not using blinkers, and tailgating.

Do pack layers

From www.cityrating.com



Don’t be fooled by the reputation – Maine CAN get hot. But it also can get pretty cool. In the space of a single day, it can go from 60 to 80+ degrees. The key? Layers. Especially because lots of business and restaurants don’t have air conditioning. Why on Earth would they when heat is so much more necessary (and expensive)?

Don’t insist on getting your seafood from some fancy restaurant.

From www.clarkpointinn.com

I mean, by all means, eat at a fancy restaurant. But it’s Maine. The lobster rolls from the street vendors in Freeport are just as real and fresh as those sold at restaurants. Don’t be that tourist going “No, but where can I get a real lobster/clam chowder/piece of fish/etc?” It’s insulting and absolutely ridiculous.

Do visit lots of great places!


Maine is so much more than just one region or another. Here are some of the many great towns and regions to visit.

Kennebunkport
Picture from newenglandmagazine.com

Portland
Picture from www.everettpotter.com

Cape Elizabeth. Duh.
Picture from www.fodors.com

Bangor
Picture from thedowneastdilettante.blogspot.com

Bar Harbor/Acadia
Picture from www.acadiamagic.com

Belfast
Picture from www.travelguideofamerica.com

Have you ever been to Maine? Where abouts?

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