Before I move on from Maine, there are other scenes and insights that must be shared.
If you plan to visit the coast of Maine, you have to be aware of the “season.” MANY businesses, inns, restaurants, etc. are only open from mid-May (some even wait until Memorial Day weekend) to mid-October (primarily after Columbus Day weekend). I’m sure you can go at other times, and your cost might be considerably less. But, you will be much more limited in your accommodation and restaurant choices. With such a short season (less than 5 months), it is understandable that business owners need to make their money for the year during that time. You’ll be paying premium prices, but you’ll also be getting a premium experience.
Our trip was October 4-11. We were thrilled to be there at pretty much the peak time for foliage colors. Oh my!!! But, it is almost impossible to determine that in advance. I know the coastal region is bound to be spectacular at any time, but I know that adding in those colors made it even more magical.
In contrast to the thousands of miles of rocky Pacific coastline, the inlets and harbors are calm, peaceful and extremely photogenic. Truthfully, we didn’t find a single ugly spot anywhere during our 8 days in the state.
We also learned that August in Maine is Blueberry Season, and the restaurants have fresh blueberry offerings featured prominently on their menus during that time. Another Maine dessert is called Whoopie Pie. It is like a super-sized Little Debbie cake. We got to try that in a pumpkin version and in chocolate. Both have a fluffy creamy icing center layer.
Surely by now I have caused you to look at your calendar and start planning. We fell in love with Maine and can’t wait to go back again soon.